One of ten short stories of PWRDF and partner projects.
"In 2007 PWRDF joined the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, a group of church relief and development organizations whose collective goal is to end world hunger. When disaster strikes, we can leverage the dollars raised for emergency food relief by pooling our resources with other members in buying supplies such as rice, beans, cooking oil, salt and sorghum. Together we have made an impact in some of the world's worst disaster zones, including earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, famine in South Sudan and most recently, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. For every dollar donated to PWRDF's equity in the Foodgrains Bank, Global Affairs Canada matches it four time. Now that's leverage ". [Text of entire article.]
"After learning how hunger affects one billion people worldwide, students from a tiny Inuit community on the Arctic Circle baked cinnamon buns, cupcakes and tarts to help end global hunger. In less than an hour, the Grade 9 students from the Tusavik School in Repulse Bay. The money was donated to Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFB), a Winnipeg-based Christian group that provides food and aid to developing countries. The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is a member. In a CFB press release, Pauline Kridluar, one of 13 students who took part, said 'It's the Inuit way to share'." [Text of entire article.]
Almost half page colour advertisement from the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). "Almost half page colour advertisement from the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). "Canadian Foodgrains Bank: A Christian Response to Hunger: In partnership with PWRDF. The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund congratulates this ecumenical organization on 35 years of connecting Canadians to hungry people all over the world. Through membership in Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Anglicans have donated more than $350,000 to feed people in place of desperate need, like South Sudan, Syria and Haiti. Help us continue to provide emergency food relief for hungry people". The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, The Anglican Church of Canada, Tel: 1-866-308-7973. pwrdf.org. Twitter @pwrdf. Facebook @pwrdfcan".
"There's a new sign on a 41-acre (17 ha) cornfield in Vineland, Ont." "Grow Hope Niagara is based on Grow Hope Manitoba, a project that began last year  in Niverville, Man., a rural community about 45 km south of Winnipeg. Both involve raising money for the account of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a Mennonite relief and development organization, in the Canadian Foodgrains Bank". "What's new about both is that they invite donors to 'sponsor' an area of the field, to pay for the costs of growing and harvesting the crop. Foodgrains is asking would-be sponsors -- churches, other organizations and individuals -- to give $300, $400 or $500 per acre, depending on the crop being grown". "Excited by Grow Hope Manitoba, Dave Epp, Canadian Foodgrains' Ontario representative, approached [Larry] Dyck last winter about doing something similar with the Niagara field". "Inviting donors to sponsor their own parcel of land, project partners say, taps into an important need that fundraisers are seeing, especially among younger would-be donors, for more direct contact with a project than simply writing a cheque and trusting an organization to use the money as it sees fit".
Photo with caption: "Canadian Foodgrains Bank, of which the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is a member, is sending more than 9,000 metric tons of food to Zimbabwe. A man pushes a wheelbarrow containing relief food from a distribution centre south of Harare on Jan. 15 . The UN predicts that more than five million people, nearly half the country's population, require emergency food right now".
"Before attending Hunger on the Hill, I knew almost nothing about what the Canadian government was doing to support people around the world. Now I am very comfortable telling people about the work of the I Care campaign, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and PWRDF's role in it. With plans to talk to churches around my dioceses, I am starting to organize other events in my community to spread the importance of international aid and helping those in need". [Text of entire article.]
"In 2012-2013, PWRDF, through its membership in the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, was able to be active in even more places around the world. We were involved in helping people to have enough food for today and the future in: The Democratic Republic of Congo. Guatemala, Afghanistan, South Africa, Syria, Pakistan, Haiti". [Text of entire article.]
"Farmer Gary Weir [a lifelong Anglican], with the help of donations and partnership from parishes in the diocese of Ottawa, runs the West Carleton Growing Project, which contributes to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund's (PWRDF) account with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB)". "A growing project is typically organized by a group of people who farm a plot of land, harvest the crop and sell it on the Canadian market. The profit is then donated to the CFGB. In 2017, the West Carleton Growing Project raised almost $7,500. Because the Foodgrains Bank receives a four to one match from the federal government, the growing project's contribution will effectively make a $37,500 impact". "Since 2009, the project has given $60,000 to PWRDF's account". "Christ Church, Bells Corner, an Anglican parish in the Ottawa suburb of Bells Corners, also makes a yearly donation to the project. Its rector, the Rev. Kathryn Otley, says the church is thrilled with its partnership with the growing project".
Advertisement for Primate's World Relief and Development Fund. "PWRDF. This Lent, FAST to know God's delicious presence. FAST to end hunger. Food for the Soul from the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Download or order free: http://fastforchange.ca/ The Primate's World Relief and Development Fund, The Anglican Church of Canada, 80 Hayden St., Toronto, ON M4Y 3G2 To donate: Toll Free: 1-866-308 7973 Visit our website at www.pwrdf.org". [Text of entire article.]
"Throughout the summer of 2010, flood waters slowly covered over 20% of the land area of Pakistan. PWRDF responded to the needs of thousands of people who were displaced by the flooding with over $475,000. PWRDF's work in Pakistan has focused on three areas: emergency food aid, emergency shelter, and support for health care and livelihoods. PWRDF's aid is part of the $5 million Canadian Foodgrains Bank program, which has fed over 266,000 people with 9,500 tonnes of food including wheat, flour, rice, lentils, oil, sugar and salt. PWRDF's emergency shelter program has distributed tents to 510 families in the Sindh region, and has been supported by the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation. The bulk of PWRDF's support has gone through the ACT Alliance. The ACT projects in Pakistan are aimed at helping those who have lost their agricultural land and livelihoods to begin to recover, and providing health care. The livelihood project is training over 225 men in the Khairpur District to work in the construction field. .... The threat of waterborne diseases led ACT to support a health unit in Muzaffargarh District. This health unit provides services to approximately 20,000 people, including mothers and young children".