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Canadian Foodgrains Bank

Report on 2020 Grain Production

In 2000, the First Assembly of God Church bought a quarter section of farmland south of the city. The property location is SW 1/4 -13-12-06-04. The Church Board was contacted to see if they would rent the land for a Charity operation. They were given the information on the Canadian Food Grains Bank (CFGB). This operation partners with other church organizations and gives assistance to people in Third World Countries. This request was approved and we have been operational since.

The Canadian Food Grains Bank is a partnership of 15 churches and church based agencies working together to end global hunger by: supporting international programs to meet immediate food needs, reduce malnutrition, and achieve sustainable food security; influencing improvements in national and international policies that contribute to ending global hunger; and increasing and deepening the engagement of Canadians to end global hunger.

Projects funded by CFGB from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 were as follows: they worked in 34 different countries and 107 projects. There were $42,163,536 budgeted and 865,731 beneficiaries.

Locally, on April 24th we seeded about 75 acres of the land to Brandon Wheat. Our neighbours, the Weiss family did this, they also sprayed the land whenever it was needed. We had fertilizer donated by Richardson Pioneer Ltd and Nutrien Ag Solutions (Canada) Inc. Nutrien also spread the fertilizer in the field. The crop looked promising. AFSC supplied hail coverage for the area.

Harvest day was August 19th, we had two machinery dealers who supplied combines, Western Tractor Co. Inc (John Deere) and Rocky Mountain Equipment (Case). Perry Wold assisted with hauling the grain to Paterson Elevator. Another young man hauled grain to Richardson Pioneer. We harvested 2467.79 bushels of #1 wheat and received $15,634.19 for it. The Federal Government matches this donation four to one (15634.19 x 4). We usually serve hotdogs, sausage and coffee to all the people that attend the harvest event. This year we could only serve coffee and donuts due to the environment conditions. These were donated by Tim Hortons and Grand Rental Station donated a tent for us to use.

 

I hope and trust I did not miss anyone who has assisted during this project that helps people in Third World Countries. Thank you to everyone who made this project possible.

We did not have a supper in March but if things get back to normal we plan to have a get together so we can talk about "all the things we have missed"

 

God Bless You All.

 

Charlie Redpath

Co-ordinator

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