Food Aid

Suggested Price: $50.00

Money designated to this fund will enable us to offer food assistance and sustainable agricultural programming through our C&MA—Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) account, where it is eligible to receive up to 4:1 matching support from the Global Affairs Canada grant to CFGB.

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The Lord blesses everyone who freely gives food to the poor.

PROVERBS 22:9 (CEV)


The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization estimates that about 821 million people of the 7.7 billion people in the world, or 10.8%, are suffering from chronic undernourishment—the majority of which are in developing countries.1 This happens in a world that produces enough food to feed our entire population. The World Hunger Organization states the problem is that many people in the world do not have sufficient land to grow food, money to buy food, or even access to food. Through our membership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), we are responding to global hunger by implementing food assistance, and agricultural and livelihood programming.

1FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO. 2019. The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019. Safeguarding against economic slowdowns and downturns. Rome, FAO. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO


Prayer

Pray for those who live where food is abundant; that they would begin to reflect on, and modify, the ways that they consume. Pray for those who are adapting to climate change and introducing new agricultural practices in their communities. May we learn together how best we can influence change and realize a world without hunger.