Aug 3, 2017 by Shaylyn McMahon

Alberta Inmates Help Hungry Families in Kenya

In Alberta’s medium-security Bowden Institution, inmates gather in the chapel, where photos of Nepalese villagers with fresh, clean water are posted on the chapel wall. Above the photos, an inmate has written: ‘This is what happens when we are willing to change our focus from Selfishness to Selflessness. We can change someone’s life forever!’

Mar 7, 2017

Celebrate CFGB Sunday!

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a unique partnership of 15 churches and church agencies that pool their resources together to provide food assistance and agricultural and livelihoods training to the families experiencing hunger, poverty, and disaster.

Mar 1, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Four Days Away from CFGB Sunday!

Can you imagine the upheaval of being forced to leave everything familiar—friends, family, and all that gives you comfort—for a completely foreign environment? And even though years pass, you are still unable to return home. Before you were forced to move you had a steady income and were able to provide for your family. Now you don’t know if you’ll even have enough for your next meal.

Feb 13, 2017 by Jonathan Self

Three Weeks Until CFGB Sunday!

This week we travel 12,000 km to Nazaret, a community in north-eastern Nicaragua. Lucia Méndez, a mother of four, is part of World Renew’s food security project in Nazaret, in partnership with Accion Médica Cristiana (AMC) and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Through this project, Lucia is learning how to rotate crops, make better use of her land, and prepare her own organic fertilizers, compost and pesticides.

Feb 6, 2017 by Jonathan Self

CFGB Sunday is in Four Weeks

World Renew - in partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) - provided support to 200,000 people across 13 different countries in 2016. This ministry was made possible because of partnerships between individuals, businesses, churches, and growing projects in Canada that donated nearly $2 million. These donations were matched generously by the Canadian government, to the tune of $5.3 million! Put together, these funds financed the efforts of our local partners who joined hands with hardworking members in our communities to implement our projects.

Dec 7, 2016 by John and Hilda Van Gyssel

The Faces of Hunger

Here, in Malawi, those two problems often do walk hand in hand. The people in this part of Africa have suffered from flooding in 2015 which severely depleted their crops. Furthermore, in 2016, the sun relentlessly baked down on the remaining seeds which were harvested from the previous year. This has totally wiped out any possibility of growing food.

Nov 16, 2016 by Amanda Thorsteinsson

CFGB Funding Supports World Renew's Response in Haiti

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is committing $527,000 to World Renew's response in Haiti, where Hurricane Matthew, the third-strongest hurricane in Haitian history, touched down on October 4, 2016.

Oct 11, 2016 by Chris Meehan

The Kindness of Small-Scale Farmers in Kenya

The smells of charcoal fires, the welcoming taste of African tea, and the feel of red dust coating her feet are memories, Rebecca Warren says, that she brings back from this summer’s Kenya Learning Tour.Warren also recalls development workers riding on motorcycles across rutted roads from one remote farm to the next, sharing agricultural techniques and training to help make the lives of the community better, one farmer at a time.

Sep 22, 2016 by John Longhurst

Bowden Prison Walk-a-Thon a Success

The walk-a-thon, organized by an inmates group with help from Chaplain Rev. Bud Sargent, raised as much as $18,000 for a project in that country supported by Canadian Foodgrains Bank and implementing member agency World Renew. (The pledges are still being tallied at this time.) Altogether, the inmates, along with 20 outside volunteers, walked 3,694 laps around the prison’s exercise yard for a total of 1,981 kilometres.

Jun 22, 2016 by Tarciscius Irungu

Learning in Old Age

Today's blog post is from 71-year-old Tarciscius Irungu, who has four sons and three daughters and also takes care of his three grandchildren and two orphans.