Farmers and community members across Canada have provided food for hungry people
in developing countries along with education and nutritional support since 1983.
Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London joined producers
of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank in Aylmer and Putnam on Monday. Vecchio toured the
farm plots and spoke to the farmers about their projects. In Aylmer, they will be
harvesting beans in late September and in Putnam, the fields continued to grow following
first cut of the wheat.
"It is incredible to see what communities can do when they have a mission," said
Vecchio. "I became aware of these projects through the local signage of Knox Presbyterian
Church followed by a visit from a National Director of the program in Ottawa."
The Government of Canada supplies support for the Foodgrains Bank by leveraging
donations on a 4:1 basis for food assistance in the developing word up to $25 million.
For more information on the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, visit www.foodgrainsbank.ca