What we are most grateful for this Thanksgiving

Friday, October 07, 2022
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Praying to a lunch hour prayer service broadcast on the radio in Nebbi. Photo: Edward Echwalu

It’s that time of year; after the harvest and time for Thanksgiving.

Slated this year on October 10, the Monday holiday gives us an opportunity to express our deep gratitude for so much.

Here’s some of the things we at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank are deeply grateful for:

  • Thanks be to God, who provides enough food for everyone on this earth and calls us to end world hunger. Even though human built systems prevent access to food, God continues to provide.
  • Our gratitude to Jesus Christ, who displayed compassion for people with no food, taking five loaves and two fish and feeding 5,000 people.
  • The Holy Spirit, our Helper with whose power we are activated to work towards this mission to end hunger.
  • Our 15 members who represent nearly 30 Christian denominations made up of over 12,000 individual congregations across Canada who continue to work together to end world hunger.
  • Our locally-based partners in 34 countries around the world who often work in difficult situations.
  • All of the frontline workers of our local partners who work in hard, sometimes dangerous, situations and places.
  • Our supporters who are willing to give, pray, learn and advocate towards ending hunger around the world.
  • Our collaboration with other organizations, such as with The Humanitarian Coalition and Cooperation Canada where as a sector we work together for the greater good.

Giving Thanks, A collection of expressions of gratitude

Inspired by the traditionally sung mealtime grace “For food in a world where many walk in hunger,” the Giving Thanks booklet is a collection of 35 tables graces from different communities and cultures around the world, gathered and designed to encourage the practice of reflecting on God’s provision of food to us, while guiding us toward a hunger for justice that all may be fed.

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This article was originally published in the Fall 2022 edition of Breaking Bread. Download your copy here.

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