For the past five years, a number of people in our community have participated in a Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing project. The way it works is a quarter section of land (160 acres) is set aside, seed, fertilizer, labour, machinery, and irrigation costs, etc are donated by a variety of people and organizations, and all of the proceeds from the harvest are given to the Foodgrains Bank for international relief (I’ve written a bit more about the good work that this organization does before here and here). With the 4:1 matching grant from the Canadian government, this one project has been able to raise nearly $2 million over the last four years!
Well, yesterday was harvest day for the Coaldale-Lethbridge Growing Project, so I headed out to the field to join the festivities and snap some photos.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat… (Matthew 25:35)
To contribute to the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, click here.