Foodgrains Bank projects reach midway of growing season

More than 30 Canadian Foodgrains Bank projects in Saskatchewan are midway through the growing season.

Volunteers plant crops, and inputs are donated by various companies.

The provincial Foodgrains Bank representative Rick Block says all of the projects went ahead as scheduled and were not affected by COVID-19.

By mid-March, he says supplies and planning for the growing projects were well advanced and were completed on schedule.

He says there are two new Canadian Foodgrains Bank projects in Saskatchewan, one near Janzen and another near Delmas.

It has been a challenging year for non-profit organizations during the economic downturn caused by COVID-19.

However, Block says the Foodgrains Bank has managed to hold its own for donations and even see a slight increase in support this year.

He says Saskatchewan supports the Foodgrains bank on a heart level.

He says people are generous even in times of uncertainty.

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 church and church-based agencies working together to end global hunger.


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