GET INVOLVED - CANADIAN FOODGRAINS BANK
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is an ecumenical association of Canadian Churches whose mission it is to “End Hunger”. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a “Christian Response To Hunger”.
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries Canada is a member of Canadian Foodgrains Bank. There are 14 other members including and representing virtually every Christian church denomination from coast to coast in Canada.Each member has their own account in the Foodgrains Bank.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank has a contract with the Canadian government for matching funds.Most food assistance projects receive a 4:1 match by the Canadian government.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is also a member of the Humanitarian Coalition.
To learn more about Canadian Foodgrains Bank, visit www.foodgrainsbank.ca
CURRENT PROJECTS FUNDED THROUGH CFGB
Agriculture and Livelihoods – 3 year program for 1,100 families or about 5,500 people.
An assessment of the food situation was completed along with many meetings with farmers and with local and regional government officials from several government offices including the department of agriculture.
The goal of the project is to reduce hunger among these 1100 families by helping the subsistence farmers to produce more food, and diversify their livelihoods so that they have more income to provide food for themselves.
The project will also work with the women to increase their knowledge and skills and empower them to help contribute to their family income.
NCM Kenya is proposing two facet approach – immediate humanitarian food assistance followed by agriculture and livelihood assistance. The project will provide immediate humanitarian food assistance to 1,000 households (estimated 6,000 people based on 6 members per household) for 5 months which will be lifesaving support to the target households. The five months of food distribution will take beneﬁciaries to the next harvesting season when prices of food commodities are expected to stabilize.
NCM proposes to meet speciﬁc food security needs through a second phase consisting of an agriculture and livelihood project. NCM Kenya proposes the provision of certified seeds to those who are farming, restocking of livestock, and demonstrating as well as teaching conservation agricultural methods.
Agriculture and Livelihoods
The goal is to Improve the food security and livelihoods of 1000 smallholder farmers and ultra-poor households in South East Nepal helping them to learn improved farming methods which will increase their food production. The project will also teach women how to prepare nutritious meals from locally available foods and will organize the women and farmers into self-help groups to learn money management and how to save money and start new small businesses to supplement family income.’
PROJECTS OF OTHER CFGB MEMBERS SUPPORTED BY NCM CANADA
Food assistance for 3830 families, mainly refugees from Syria but also the poorest Lebanese families – a project of Canadian Baptist Ministries
Food assistance for 1100 families suffering from hunger because of drought and failed crops – a project of Presbyterian World Service and Development.
A large scale conservation agriculture project – a project of Tearfund Canada.