Canadian Foodgrains Bank meeting

Error message

Deprecated function: Function create_function() is deprecated in eval() (line 1 of /home/canadianmenno/public_html/modules/php/php.module(80) : eval()'d code).

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank had its beginnings in 1975 as the Mennonite Central Committee Food Bank. In November 1982, representatives of 10 Christian denominations met to discuss plans for an inter-church foodgrains bank. Among those at the meeting, pictured left to right facing the camera, were Frank H. Epp, J.M. Klassen and C. Wilbert Loewen. The new Canadian Foodgrains Bank Association was incorporated in May 1983. The five member agencies were the Baptist Federation of Canada Relief and Development Committee, Canadian Lutheran World Relief, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Christian Reformed World Relief Committee and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).  Today the Foodgrains Bank has three areas of work and contributed the following funds in 2018-19: food assistance ($23 million), agriculture and livelihoods ($13 million), and nutrition ($2 million).

For more historical photos in the Mennonite Archival Image Database, see archives.mhsc.ca.

Related stories:
CO foresters
Mennonite resistance
Old photo 
Manitoba historical society
Twilight Auction

Photo: Robb Nickel / Mennonite Heritage Archives / MCC collection

Share this page:

Comments

This has become such an outstanding organization. I’m proud to support it and be a part of it.

Add new comment

Canadian Mennonite invites comments and encourages constructive discussion about our content. Actual full names (first and last) are required. Comments are moderated and may be edited. They will not appear online until approved and will be posted during business hours. Some comments may be reproduced in print.