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In the early days, grain from growing projects was bagged and sacks were shipped in boxcars before going overseas. In 2008, Ottawa dropped its rule requiring government funds to be used to buy food grown in Canada. This allowed the Foodgrains Bank to sell grain here and buy food closer to the areas where it provides food assistance.

Call to help the hungry generated huge response from farmers

Forty years ago, farmers in Western Canada responded to a call to help people who were hungry in the developing world — and the organization that would become the Canadian Foodgrains Bank was born. The call was issued by Mennonite Central Committee, headquartered in Manitoba and it was farmers from that province and neighbouring Saskatchewan who donated […] Read more