Working together to end hunger
Over 50 Canadian Hutterite colonies are making a difference in the lives of people experiencing hunger around the world.
There are many ways colonies are working to end world hunger through Canadian Foodgrains Bank. We are grateful for all they do!
In Manitoba near Ste. Agathe, members of the Crystal Spring colony donate their land for a local growing project to plant, tend and harvest a crop. Once sold, the project donates the proceeds to the Foodgrains Bank to be used in the work of ending world hunger.
When Crystal Spring colony members Jerry and Linda Waldner travelled overseas to Ethiopia to visit projects benefitting from their support, they were inspired by the good work being done.
“Let us not forget our Saviour’s words: I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. May the good Lord bless us much more in spirit to do more for Him,” reflects Linda.
Further south near Elie, the Milltown Colony has partnered with the FOCUS (Feed Other Countries Undo Starvation) growing project, donating land and farm equipment for the past 10 years.
In Saskatchewan, the Swift Current Colony has been helping harvest the Grasslands growing project for over 10 years.
Many colonies participate in community growing projects in their areas by bringing combines, grain carts and trucks to help harvest the crop.
Others hold auctions, gathering donations of household items and baking homemade goods, to raise money for the cause of ending world hunger.
If you’re interested in learning more ways your colony can get involved, contact Stephanie Ball at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204.926.4227.
After pondering how she could put her skills to work for Foodgrains Bank, Joanna Hofer came up with the idea to stage a raffle to raise money among the women on her colony.
At Silverwinds Hutterite Colony near Sperling, Manitoba, philanthropy is an action verb.