Forty-five years ago, some Mennonite farmers had an inspiring idea to create a ‘food bank’ of grain from Canadian farmers that would be shipped as a response to hunger in Bangladesh. Today, fifteen diverse churches and church-based agencies work together through a member-owned organization, with a shared vision of a world without hunger. No longer shipping grain, we share resources and work through partnerships overseas. We are the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.Today, through our members and their partners in other countries, we foster programs that include international food assistance, agriculture and livelihoods, nutrition, advocacy and education. In 2018-19, we provided assistance to 837,000 people in 36 countries. Our revenues of $50 million came from 212 farmer-led growing and community projects across Canada, church members, foundations, and the Government of Canada.
January 7, 2020