Harvest for Hunger: Come to the Table

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On Wednesday, October 5, 2011 160 acres of soybeans were harvested by 120 combines in 11:43. Thousands of people gathered to witness the event at a farm north of Monkton, Ontario.  In all over $271,000 was donated to the Foodgrains Bank!  Read the full story here.

To watch a video from the day, click here.

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Almost a billion people in the developing world don’t have enough to eat. Here in Canada, we are blessed to be living in a land of bountiful harvests.

That’s why farmers in the Listowel, Ontario area have created Harvest for Hunger, a unique project to raise money to end hunger through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.  And we want to invite you to be part of it!

The Goal

To grow 160 acres of soybeans; to raise $200,000 for the Foodgrains Bank; and to raise awareness about hunger issues around the world.

At the same time, we want to do something else.  We want to set a world record for harvesting 160 acres of soybeans.  To do this, we want to gather as many combines as possible. Our goal is to harvest the field in under five minutes!

Partner with us - Donate a Bushel

We expect to harvest 10,000 bushels of soybeans, selling them on the local market at $20 per bushel to raise $200,000 for Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

But we want to do more than that—we want to double our impact by raising an additional $200,000!

You can help us reach our goal by donating $20 per bushel to the Harvest for Hunger project at the Foodgrains Bank.

$20 can make a big difference! It can

  • Feed a family of 5 for 2 weeks (25 kg of grains, 3.75 kg of pulses, and 2.5 litres of oil), or
  • Provide two tools and 5 kgs of seeds to a farmer.
You can donate a bushel (or more!) by clicking on the image. Donations of $10 or more will receive a tax deductible receipt from the Foodgrains Bank. Your donation will be added to the total amount raised by Harvest for Hunger to help hungry people in the developing world.