Canadian Foodgrains Bank15 churches and church based agencies, representing 32 denominations, all work together to end hunger through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB). There are a lot of differences in these churches, yet they agree on one fundamental thing… people should not go hungry. They set aside their differences, come together around a common table, draw in the wisdom and efforts of international partners, and develop programs that have helped millions of people in the world move from hunger to fullness.
How does it work? Canadian Foodgrains operates as a central agency, mobilizing funds and grain for its member churches and agencies. There are 16 accounts at the Foodgrains Bank (one for each member plus a general account) towards which donors can designate their funds. Each member works with their international partners to develop suitable programs to respond to hunger in a particular country. The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) provides additional funds for many projects at a matching rate of 4:1. These programs may take the form of food aid, food security, nutrition or food justice depending on the needs of the community. Nearly 20,000 churches across Canada are connected to this important work! That’s an incredible Christian (and Canadian) witness!
World Relief Canada’s Mission is to respond to the relief and development needs of the world’s poor in the name of Jesus Christ, through our global network of Christian organizations, in partnership with Canadian and overseas Churches.
World Relief Canada’s Vision is to see people responding, with compassion and justice, to the needs of the poor, oppressed and suffering in ways that bring healing and transformation in the world’s poorest communities.
World Relief Canada's Core Values are the essential cornerstones upon which we do our work and are reflected in the following six areas.
- Economic Justice
- Empowerment and Equity
- Environmental Integrity
- Mutual Independence
- Financial Accountability