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Our special offering for March 5 will go support the Loaves & Fishes Growing Project of South Simcoe County (L&F).

The L&F project grows crops wherein farmers donate land and labour, and donations from churches, individuals and agribusinesses pay for the inputs. For every $1 donated to L&F, 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). CFGB 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 CFGB member agencies, accesses funds from the CFGB for its food assistance programs. In 2021, L&F grew 106 acres of crops resulting in $102,000 being sent to CFGB. (This is before the government matching is added in). 2022 marked 25 years since the establishment of the L&F Growing Project.

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