As the Grey Cup 100 Train Tour rumbles east to the big game in Toronto, Dow Agrosciences is teaming up with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to raise funds for those who don’t have enough to eat through its Nexera Facebook page.
“With all the hard work at harvest we wanted to thank Nexera canola growers for the vital role they play in our heart-healthy Omega-9 Oils business,” says Loralee Orr, Dow AgroSciences Communications Manager.
“And in the spirit of giving thanks we are matching each ‘like’ on our Nexera Thank You Train Facebook page with a $2 donation to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.”
The CFL Grey Cup 100 Train Tour will visit 100 communities across the country. Dow Agrosciences hosted growers in six farming communities along the train’s journey from Sept. 18 to Oct. 3: Camrose, Lethbridge, Moose Jaw, Saskatoon, Yorkton and Minnedosa.
For each “like” on posted on the Nexera Thank You Train Facebook page, Dow Agrosciences will donate $2 to the Foodgrains Bank, up to a maximum of $10,000.
“We appreciate the ongoing support of Dow Agrosciences,” says Jim Cornelius, executive director of the Foodgrains Bank, a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger. “Ending global hunger will take the best efforts of many, including individuals and businesses.”
Last year Dow AgroSciences provided $40,000 of products for Foodgrains Bank growing projects in Canada. Through the growing projects, farmers plant, tend and harvest food. When sold, the proceeds are donated to the Foodgrains Bank. Altogether, $5.5 million was raised for the Foodgrains Bank through the sale of grains.
To add your “like” to the Nexera Facebook page, and help raise money for the Foodgrains Bank, go to www.facebook.comnexerathankyoutrain.