Grow Hope–Share the Harvest is a new opportunity for Canadians who live in urban or suburban areas to become “virtual farmers” by sponsoring an acre that will be farmed to raise funds for Canadian Lutheran World Relief’s (CLWR) account at Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
Through Grow Hope, non-farmers can help farmers grow crops and learn more about what is involved in growing food at the same time.
Farmers in Fort Saskatchewan have made available 150 acres in six different fields for the project. They’ll grow, harvest and sell the crop and donate the proceeds to CLWR’s account at Foodgrains Bank.
You’re invited to partner with Grow Hope–Share the Harvest by sponsoring the costs of a full acre ($300), half acre ($150) or quarter acre ($75). These funds will cover seeds and other inputs needed to grow the crop.
Through a special arrangement the Foodgrains Bank has with the Government of Canada, the proceeds from the sale of the crop can be matched 3:1 for food security work or 4:1 for food aid work in the developing world.
In other words, these gifts will grow as a crop rises from the ground, and financially as the crop is sold and then matched by the Canadian government.
At the same time, the food and other assistance provided by Foodgrains Bank members in the developing world will grow hope for people who don’t have enough to eat—the hope for a better future for themselves and their families.
Click here to become a sponsor of Grow Hope–Share the Harvest.
Your partnership will grow hope for people who don’t have enough to eat—the hope for a better future for themselves and their families.
Visit sharetheharvest.ca to learn more