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07 Sep 2017 description

It’s not just Canadian volunteers whose hard work and determination help to end hunger through Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Men and women volunteering in their own communities around the world are another key part of the work of ending hunger. Their contributions often go unsung.

One of these volunteers is Modina Begum, who lives in the remote village of Dhakhinail, Bangladesh.

Poverty rates are high in Dhakhinail. About 60 percent of the people living there cannot read or write. Only about 43 percent have any access to latrine facilities.

09 Aug 2017 description

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit; includes emergency nutrition response in Somalia

Over 53,000 people in four countries will benefit from six projects totaling $1.04 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in July.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, World Relief Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

One project, through Development and Peace, is responding to the crisis in Somalia.

13 Jul 2017 description

Over 57,000 people in five countries will benefit; includes response to extreme hunger in South Sudan

Over 57,000 people in five countries will benefit from five projects totalling $2.8 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in June.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members Development and Peace—Caritas Canada, Emergency Relief & Development Overseas, World Relief Canada and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

In February, famine was declared in parts of South Sudan.

12 Jun 2017 description

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit; includes response to extreme hunger in South Sudan

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit from nine projects totaling $2.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in May.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Presbyterian World Service & Development and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

10 Oct 2013 description

Syrian refugees shop for food through assistance from Canadian Foodgrains Bank

WINNIPEG, Man. -- “Just like going to Safeway.”

That’s how Joan Barkman, a Program Officer at Canadian Foodgrains Bank, describes how Syrian refugees living in Lebanon get food from the organization to feed their families.

In August, Barkman and Foodgrains Bank Executive Director Jim Cornelius visited a store participating in a voucher program being implemented by Foodgrains Bank member agency Mennonite Central Committee.