40 Years of Memories

40 YEARS | Canadian Foodgrains Bank

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Harold Penner from Manitoba wrote on January 30, 2023
My earliest memories go back to the time MCC started the "Food Bank" which in 1983 led to the formation of Canadian Foodgrains Bank. As farmers we were very happy that some of our wheat could be shipped directly to people in the developing world who needed something to eat. Then during the late 70's, while in MCC service in Bangladesh we had occasion to draw on the Bank and use the wheat in Food for Work to help people through a difficult time. Years later I was privileged to work as the Manitoba Coordinator. I have wonderful memories of... Read more
My earliest memories go back to the time MCC started the "Food Bank" which in 1983 led to the formation of Canadian Foodgrains Bank. As farmers we were very happy that some of our wheat could be shipped directly to people in the developing world who needed something to eat. Then during the late 70's, while in MCC service in Bangladesh we had occasion to draw on the Bank and use the wheat in Food for Work to help people through a difficult time. Years later I was privileged to work as the Manitoba Coordinator. I have wonderful memories of the many supporters in Manitoba working hard in their communities to promote the work of ending hunger. People have come up with many great ways to involve their communities in raising money to help. Leading tours of supporters to see the overseas work for themselves is another wonderful memory. Seeing for themselves motivates people to work even harder in their community projects and involve as many of their neighbours as possible.
Amanda Thorsteinsson from Winnipeg wrote on January 26, 2023
I have so many wonderful memories of my time at the Foodgrains Bank! I think that one of the best memories is visiting a mother and child nutrition project in eastern India. Moms were learning about the nutritional requirements for helping ensure their babies grew up healthy and strong, and being supported in breastfeeding their babies to give them the strongest start possible in life. It was amazing seeing the pride the mamas had in showing off their healthy young children, and their joy in celebrating their families.
I have so many wonderful memories of my time at the Foodgrains Bank! I think that one of the best memories is visiting a mother and child nutrition project in eastern India. Moms were learning about the nutritional requirements for helping ensure their babies grew up healthy and strong, and being supported in breastfeeding their babies to give them the strongest start possible in life. It was amazing seeing the pride the mamas had in showing off their healthy young children, and their joy in celebrating their families.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank wrote on January 1, 2023
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40 YEARS | Canadian Foodgrains Bank