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A world without hunger.


Working to end global hunger.


Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of Canadian churches and church-based agencies working to end global hunger.


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.

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Shallow Lake United Church has been a participant of the Canadian Food Bank for many years, with some of our Church Members contributing personally to the successful contribution 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 grainery. 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 was the contributor of 8 acres of land. Now is 2020 we are fortunate to have June Shouldice come forward and donate 12 acres of land for this project.

What some us might not know is that a lot of people make this project happen. In addition to the land above, the seed is donated by Pioneer Hi-Bred Ltd., planting is done by Kevin Kirk and the trucking of the product to the destination was by Scott Kirk. Plus Keith, himself, kept track of the paperwork and submitted it.

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 Revenue Canada matches this donation four times.

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, please direct your donation to our Treasurer, Judy Stobbe, 75 Cruickshank Street, Shallow Lake, ON N0H 2K0

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