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This week’s special offering will support the Loaves & Fishes Growing Project of South Simcoe County (L&F). The Loaves and Fishes project grows crops wherein farmers donate land and labour. Donations from churches, individuals and agribusinesses pay for the inputs. For every $1 donated to Loaves and Fishes, we produce about $2.50 from crops. These proceeds are then sent to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) where they are further multiplied by matching government grants (up to 4:1).

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of Canadian churches and church-based agencies that work to support international programs and increase the involvement of Canadians in reducing global hunger on an immediate and sustainable basis.

World Renew, being one of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank member agencies, accesses funds from the Canadian Foodgrains Bank for its food assistance programs. In 2021, Loaves and Fishes grew 106 acres of crops resulting in $102,000 being sent to Canadian Foodgrains Bank. (This is before the government matching was added in). 2024 will mark 27 years since the establishment of the Loaves and Fishes Growing Project. For more information, please visit Canadian Foodgrains Bank’s website

Next week's special offering will be for Timothy Christian School.