Tag: Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Quietly making a difference: farmer and retailer partner on charity Prairie project

There is natural tendency for people to focus on contention or what seems to be wrong with the world. It is nice, then, to hear about people, communities, corporations, and non-governmental organizations that are working together to make things better. One such project is the Balgonie Harvest of Hope. Franck Groeneweg, an Edgeley-area farmer is… Read more »

Canadian Foodgrains Bank responds to supporters’ concerns about article

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) has responded to concerns from farmer supporters about an article commissioned by the organization that was published in The Hill Times newspaper. The column, written by third-party author Sophia Murphy, argued the Canadian government should expand the scope of its proposed national food policy to account for the global impact… Read more »

Feds Commit $125 Million to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank

The federal government has renewed its funding for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, committing $125 million over the next five years to help CFGB provide food assistance in parts of the world suffering from conflict and natural disasters. The federal government has provided funding for CFGB since its inception in 1983. Winnipeg MP and Minister of… Read more »

Breaking World Records with 139 Antique Threshing Machines

The Manitoba Agricultural Museum and Canadian Foodgrains Bank teamed up with over 600 volunteers from 100 Canadian communities to attempt a record-breaking harvest this week, at Harvesting Hope: A World Record to Help the Hungry. Over two years of planning culminated into 139 (of 148) threshing machines harvesting wheat for 15 minutes at the Museum… Read more »

World Food Day: Canadian Farmers Helping Small-Scale Farmers in Developing Countries Feed Themselves

World Food Day¬†has been observed annually, every October 16th, since 1981. The aim of the event is to raise¬†awareness of world hunger and poverty and to inspire solutions for world change. Canada has a responsibility to help farmers in developing countries where people don’t have enough to eat, according to a survey of Canadians conducted… Read more »

The Nexera Thank you Train Makes a Stop to Help Fight Hunger

Last week the Nexera Thank You Train made a stop in Lethbridge, Alberta. The stop is one of many across the west and is a collaboration with Dow AgroSciences and the Grey Cup 100 train and aims to thank Dow’s Nexera Canola growers across the West. This year, in a partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains… Read more »