OUR VISION - A world without hunger.
OUR MISSION - Working to end global hunger.
OUR IDENTITY - Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of Canadian churches and church-based agencies working to end global hunger.
OUR WORK - Canadian Foodgrains Bank, in conjunction with its members and their partners around the world, works to end global hunger by:
supporting international programs to meet immediate food needs, reduce malnutrition, and achieve sustainable food security;
influencing improvements in national and international policies that contribute to ending global hunger; and
increasing and deepening the engagement of Canadians in efforts to end global hunger.
Find Out More About This Charity: www.foodgrainsbank.ca
Shallow Lake United Church has been a partner of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank for many years, with some of our congregation contributing personally to the significant impact we make each year. Keith Kirk is the mastermind behind this project, being the farmer responsible for ensuring the crop is planted, tended to, harvested and delivered to the elevators. In order to have land to plant the crop, we required a landowner to donate some acreage to accommodate the planting. From 2009 to 2019, Verona McKinnon donated 8 acres of land. Then in 2020 we were fortunate to have June Shouldice come forward and donate 12 acres of land for this project. Now in 2021, the Foodgrains project is back on the old McKinnon farm with Keith Kirk being our land and management sponsor.
What some us might not know is that a lot of people make this project happen. In addition to the donation of land, the seed is donated by Pioneer Hi-Bred Ltd., planting is done by Kevin Kirk and the trucking of the crop to market by Scott Kirk. Plus Keith, himself, keeps track of the paperwork and submitting it to our church treasurer.
In 2019 we received $5,776 for the wheat and Keith was able to sell 49 bales of straw as a bonus for $1862. Donations came in for $1024 for a total of $8,662. Additionally interesting is the fact that the federal government matches this donation four to one.
The Vision of the Canada Foodgrains Bank - A world without hunger and The Mission of the Canada Foodgrains Bank - Working to end global hunger certainly meets the objectives of the Shallow Lake United Church's goal to support worthy causes around the world.
If you would like to contribute to this worthy project, make your cheque payable to the Shallow Lake UC Foodgrains Bank Project and forward to Shallow Lake UC, c/o Treasurer, Judy Stobbe, 75 Cruickshank Street, Shallow Lake, ON N0H 2K0