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CFGB launches African drought appeal

There are 24 million people at risk and Canadians invited to help

With millions of people in southern Africa and Ethiopia facing extreme drought this year, Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) is inviting Canadians to help by making a donation to its African Drought Appeal. “We are reaching out to Canadians and asking them to please give generously,” says CFGB executive director Jim Cornelius. The prolonged drought, which

Grow Hope farmer Grant Dyck and some of the people who sponsored an acre this past growing season, at the Grow Hope field, as Grant talks to them about their crop.

Manitoba Grow Hope project has successful first year

The project raised more than $92,000 for Mennonite Central Committee account in Canadian Foodgrains Bank

What do you get when you bring together 105 individuals and families, six churches and one company with a farmer? You have the Grow Hope community growing project in Manitoba, an effort to raise funds for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) account in Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB). The project, which invited people in the province


The Acres of Hope growing project in Rivers, Man.

Agribusiness companies help end hunger through CFGB

Several companies are providing free inputs to growing projects across Canada

Spring planting has not yet begun, but Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) growing project organizers across Canada are already thinking about what they will grow this year to help end hunger. Their efforts will be greatly aided by support from some of Canada’s agribusiness companies. Businesses lined up to provide free seed, fertilizer, chemicals and other


Insured projects are covered for hail

Everything was going fine for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) Share growing project near Morden, Manitoba in 2011. Then it hailed. “We had a beautiful crop of wheat,” recalls Ben Friesen, who helps organize the Share project for CFGB, a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working to end global hunger. “Then the hail