Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Working to End Global Hunger

Did you know the number of people who suffer the indignity of hunger around the world has increased by 36 million over the last three years?

Despite important progress on hunger over the last few decades, increasing global conflict and climate variability are now pushing more people into hunger. Recent disruptions to food supply, lockdowns and economic downturns due to COVID-19 are expected to more than double the number of people facing severe food insecurity in the coming months.
Founded in 1983, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank was organized as a way for Canadian Christians to respond to those people around the world who suffer from hunger. Today the CFGB has 15 members, representing 32 Canadian denominations. Wellington Square has been a supporter since 1996. The CFGB is a testimony to the generosity of Canadians, to the spirit of cooperation among its members, to the skilled work of partners in the developing world, and to the partnership with the Canadian government through CIDA. While much progress has been made in the effort to end hunger, we continue to be a faithful partner in this important Christian mission. 

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Bluewater Growing Project – 2021 Summary

Dear Wellington Square United Church It is with happiness and pleasure that we wish to report that the Bluewater Growing Project (BGP) was able to raise a record amount of $130,000 for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB). Of this amount $48,000 was designated for projects of the United Church of Canada that will also generate government­ […]

2021 Thank you from Canadian Foodgrains

Growing Her Future (documentary)

Meet Asnakech Zema. In this film, she welcomes us to her thriving farm in southern Ethiopia. In the last three years, she has built up her land through practicing conservation agriculture, and now grows enough food to feed her family and others. The work she and her family are doing to improve soil fertility, add crop […]