What is the Canadian Foodgrains Bank?
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a Christian-based charitable organization in partnership with 15 Canadian churches and church-based agencies that facilitates the collection and distribution of cash, grain and other agricultural commodities in an effort to end world hunger.
It also provides funds and expert advice for projects submitted by member agencies and their partners, manages the procurement and supply of food commodities, and engages in public policy and education activities related to hunger.
It is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit corporation registered as a charitable agency. Since 1983, it has provided over 1.1 million tonnes of food to hungry people in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Eastern Europe.
The Foodgrains Bank is grateful to the Canadian Government for providing a 4 to 1 matching grant up to a maximum contribution of $25 million per year.
It is owned by 15 church agencies which include:
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