By Jean-Paul McDonald
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank, in collaboration with Viterra and its network of dedicated volunteer farmers, is marking its eighth consecutive year of concerted efforts to combat global hunger. This year, Viterra has contributed around 172 acres of land across locations in Saskatchewan and Alberta, demonstrating its commitment to this cause.
Volunteer farmers have played a crucial role, dedicating their time and skills to cultivate and harvest crops on these lands. The proceeds from this endeavor directly support the Foodgrains Bank's initiatives to alleviate hunger worldwide, encompassing both emergency responses and long-term development projects.
Andy Harrington, the executive director of the Foodgrains Bank, expressed his gratitude for the continued support from Viterra and the tireless efforts of the volunteer farmers. He emphasized the significance of their contribution in the ongoing battle against global hunger.
Kyle Jeworski, CEO of Viterra Canada, also highlighted the importance of their partnership with the Foodgrains Bank. He acknowledged the crucial role of food security in today's world and commended the farmers for their dedication to the project. Viterra's commitment extends beyond mere support, aligning with its recognition as a global industry leader in ensuring safe and efficient food supply chains.
The partnership's impact is far-reaching, funding humanitarian aid for those affected by conflicts and natural disasters. Additionally, it includes development projects aimed at helping individuals rise out of poverty. A key component of these projects is agricultural training, equipping people with the skills to sustain themselves and their communities in the long term.
This ongoing collaboration between Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Viterra, and volunteer farmers illustrates a powerful model of how agriculture and community involvement can create substantial impacts in the global fight against hunger.