What is Canadian Foodgrains Bank
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 1.5 million tonnes of food to hungry people in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Eastern Europe.
Canadian 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.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is owned by the following church agencies:
Adventist Development and Relief Agency
Canadian Baptist Ministries
Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace
Canadian Lutheran World Relief
Christian and Missionary alliance in Canada
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee of Canada
Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada
Mennonite Central Committee Canada
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries
Pentecotal Assemblies of Canada
Presbyterian World Service and Development
Primate's World Relief & Development Fund of the Anglican Church of Canada
The Salvation Army
United Church of Canada
World Relief Canada
Global Affairs Canada matches donations to Canadian Foodgrains Bank on a 4:1 basis up to a maximum of $25 million per year. Over 93% of donated money is used for food assistance.
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