Dow AgroSciences Helping Canadian Farmers Feed the Growing World
Mehrrin is a poor Pakistani woman who lost everything during flooding in Pakistan. Cam Klapstein is a farmer in Leduc, Alberta who cares about the plight of people in need around the world.
Mehrrin and Cam live in different countries, but one thing brings them together: the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a partnership of 15 church groups and church-related aid agencies working to end hunger.
Through these growing projects, local Canadian farmers plant crops on donated land. Once those crops grow and are harvested, the farmers then take the harvested crops to local grain companies and sell it. The proceeds are donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, which uses the proceeds to buy food and seed for those in need when disasters, such as floods and droughts, strike.
Founded in 1983, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank enables Canadians to share their resources to end global hunger. It does so by responding to food emergencies and disasters, by providing food aid, helping people produce food for themselves, and by increasing and deepening the involvement of Canadians in efforts to end hunger.
For more information about the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, please visit www.foodgrainsbank.ca.