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Burlington Baptist Church

Sponsor an acre of land, where all crop proceeds go to food relief and agricultural development projects overseas.

What are the needs? 

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Since 2014, the number of people affected by hunger globally has been rising.  Tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.  High food costs mean billions cannot afford nutritious meals, and the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to over 800 million people facing chronic hunger by the end of 2020 (according to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020 report.) 

How will your raised funds be used? 

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Your gift funds seeds and inputs for the growing season.  A Canadian farmer will use your seed money to grow a crop on an acre of land, alongside their own. At harvest time, the farmer will sell the crop produced on your acre and donates 100% of the proceeds f to the CBM account at the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.  Your gift is then multiplied according to a 4:1 matching program through the Government of Canada, which is used to support emergency food aid in places like Lebanon and South Sudan, where the global pandemic has added additional challenges to already difficult circumstances (famine, flooding, refugee crises). 

What’s being done t0 help? 

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For more than 30 years, Canadian farmers have been working to end global hunger through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB).  Not all Canadians can farm their own land, but you can become a virtual ‘farmer’ by sponsoring an acre of land through the Grow Hope project.   

According to Randy Stanton, CBM’s Atlantic Canada Regional Representative, 

The project now has more than 40 acres of land, mainly for corn crops, with some soy and canola.  This year, a calf was also added to the project.  Like the crops, every calf a cow produces will be sold to support emergency food aid.  As a labour of love, farmers work hard to ensure the crops are planted well... [and] they have to contend with weather challenges that cause a late start in the growing or create unfavourable conditions.  But they have learned to pool their resources and work together to yield the best possible harvest.... The success of Grow Hope Nova Scotia demonstrates that things change – for the better – when we go, see and create opportunities to help.” 

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