The Spring Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) program is underway to raise funds that will enable families and communities to better feed themselves.
The CFGB is about partnership – a partnership of 15 church and church-based agencies working together to end global hunger. Together, these churches and church-based agencies represent 30 denominations with one goal – to end global hunger.
Since its inception in 1983, Canada has supported the Foodgrains Bank and is a primary channel for the government’s funding for food assistance. Through the Government of Canada’s support, the Foodgrains Bank’s 15 members are able to leverage donations on a four-to-one basis ($4 for each $1 donated) for food assistance in the developing world up to $25 million.
On Thursday, April 11th, Dobbinton United Church (County Rd. 40) is hosting Guest Speaker, Nyambura Githaiga at 1:30 p.m. She is a Senior Policy Advisor based in the Ottawa office of CFGB and is responsible for research and advocacy on food assistance and humanitarian policy issues. One of her current areas of focus is the link between protracted conflict and the increase of global hunger. Nyambura has over 10 years’ experience in policy-oriented research and peace-building programming in Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Rwanda.
Hosted by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank through various churches, Nyambura has been traveling and speaking in communities throughout southwestern Ontario on ‘The Intersection of Conflict and Hunger’.
In 2017-18, CFGB helped over 800,000 people in 34 countries. Today, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is one of two primary channels for the Government of Canada’s funding for food assistance.