Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Folks who attend Central Saanich United Church are supporters of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFB). The Bank is “a partnership of some 15 Canadian churches and church-based agencies working to end hunger in developing countries. The Bank collects grain and cash donations in order to provide food and expert advice for projects that are requested by member agencies and their partners.
It's not always just a matter of provided food to alleviate hunger. An effective way to help prevent hunger in the future is by teaching better farming practices in the face of climate chantg and other local challenges. For instance, one successful farming practice is conservation agriculture, a method that emphasizes minimal soil disturbance, crop rotation and mulching to retain moisture, while improving soil health and increasing production.
There's an event planned to take place in June at Central Saanich United Church ("Shady Creek"). It will be an opportunity to hear some first-hand information about Foodgrains activities and hear some great music as well! Watch for further information on this website.
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a federally incorporated, non-profit corporation registered as a charitable agency. ” http://foodgrainsbank.ca/about_us.aspx