Canadian Foodgrains Bank

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) was started in the early 1980s by the Mennonites and is now a group of 15 member churches.

The organization’s goal is “a world without hunger”, achieved through the development of a centralized grain handling and distribution system, driven by farmers and families all across Canada. It serves people throughout the world, and food is given without any regard for colour, caste, or creed. This group has helped us deliver humanitarian aid to some of the most marginalized people in the world.  

CFGB provides food in times of crisis, helps people grow more food, and provides nutritional support to those who are malnourished, particularly young children and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. It also advocates for public policies that will allow people to feed themselves better and educates Canadians about hunger around the world.

CFGB has supplied tons of food to people coping with hunger all over the world. This has been made possible through individual growing projects across Canada, including our own Westlock Growing Project. Neerlandia area farmers established the first growing project in Alberta.

Canadian Foodgrains Bank has supplied tons of food to people coping with hunger all over the world.

History of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank

The CFGB is the result of Mennonite farmers’ response to famine in Russia and drought and famine in Ethiopia in the early 1980s. They decided to organize a way to share the bounty of Canada’s crops with those who face hunger around the world. This organization was able to help feed people in Ethiopia during the famine in 1984 and continues to play an important role in that country.

Learn more about the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

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