Alberta

Grow Hope with MCC Alberta!

Grow Hope gives Albertans a way to help end world hunger

“This is such an amazing campaign. I loved getting updates from the farm about how my acre was doing." - Cindy Klassen

Here's how it works:

For every $300, an acre of land is sponsored. Farmers will grow this acre and donate the proceeds to MCC's Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) account. After harvest, this acre could be worth as much as $500, depending on grain prices. That money gets matched by the government up to 4:1. This means the original $300 can turn into as much as $2500!
 

You can sponsor a full acre, or choose to sponsor a quarter, a half, or multiple acres of Alberta farmland. You can also grow hope with family and friends! Make a Grow Hope giving registry and invite your loved ones and community to help you raise funds to sponsor one or more acres.
 

100% of proceeds go to help support long-term food security and emergency food aid programs through MCC and CFGB.

Learn more about Grow Hope

 

For more information, please visit: http://mccab.ca/growhope, or contact the MCC Alberta office (403-275-6935 / officeab@mccab.ca).

Manitoba

Through Grow Hope, you are helping us get one step closer to a world without hunger.

“This is such an amazing campaign. I loved getting updates from the farm about how my acre was doing." - Cindy Klassen (Canadian Olympian)

Last October, the World Food Bank estimated that between 88 and 115 million more people would be pushed into extreme poverty due to COVID-19, newly unable to afford even the basics of food and shelter. Read more on how the pain of COVID-19 builds on existing inequalities from MCC’s global health coordinator Paul Shetler Fast.

You can help MCC respond to this rise in food insecurity through Grow Hope! By sponsoring an acre of Manitoba farmland, you support food projects that provide emergency food assistance and support efforts toward long-term food security around the world.

You can join our community of local growers by clicking here to sponsor an acre right now. You’ll receive regular updates throughout the growing season and get first access to exclusive Grow Hope content.

Or you can start an online Grow Hope Giving Registry and invite your church, family or friends to help amplify your impact! Get started on your Giving Registry by clicking here or contact us at 204-261-6381 or GrowHope@mccmb.ca for help setting up your registry.

How your support can Grow Hope

As a Grow Hope supporter, you’ll join our community of local growers helping to transform the lives of people like Joyce from Kenya. Harsh and unpredictable conditions due to climate change weakened Joyce and her husband’s harvest, leaving them and their five children hungry and without hope.

Joyce Ngumbao holds a chicken in the coop of her family farm in Kwa Kavisi, Kenya. Thanks to the support from an MCC-supported program in her community, Joyce has expanded her flock of chickens and improved their chicken house to create an alternative source of income during the dry season and drought. MCC photo/Matthew Lester

“We feel joy because we have everything we need.” - Joyce (farmer in Kenya)

Through the gifts of Grow Hope supporters, MCC could provide Joyce’s family with agriculture training and chickens so that they can now eat three meals a day. “We feel joy because we have everything we need,” said Joyce, who now produces more food from her crops than most farmers in her area.

 

Give now to Grow Hope

 

 

Ontario

For over 30 years, farmers across Canada have been helping end global hunger through Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) and its member Mennonite Central Committee. Now people who aren’t farmers have a chance to join them by sponsoring an acre through Grow Hope Niagara.

How it works

Larry and Marg Dyck are farmers in Vineland. They have access to a 41-acre field generously made available to CFGB by Bethesda Services to grow a crop and sell it to raise funds to help end hunger. It will cost Larry and Marg about $400 per acre for seed and other inputs. At the end of the growing season, he will sell the crop for about $500 per acre. Acres sponsored for MCC will be donated to MCC’s account at CFGB, for use in projects that help people who don’t have enough to eat. 

There’s more! Through the special arrangement with the Government of Canada through the Foodgrains Bank, MCC can get matching funds at up to 4:1. Your donation of $400/acre will grow not only a crop through Grow Hope, but will potentially grow to $1600 or even $2000.

In other words, your gift will grow—both literally, as a crop rises from the ground, and financially, as the crop is sold and matched by the Canadian government.

How can you be a part of Grow Hope? All you need to do is sign up by donating below or by sending a cheque to MCC, 203-50 Kent Ave., Kitchener, ON N2G 3R1 with Grow Hope Niagara on the memo line. Through the growing season, we will send you updates so you can see how “your” crop is doing. In September, if public health restrictions allow, you will also be able to visit the field to see “your” crop!

Through Grow Hope, you can be that light for many people in the world.

If you have questions, please contact Thomas Neufeld at thomasneufeld@mcco.ca or 905-941-0179.

We’re looking forward to partnering with you in growing hope!

Saskatchewan

Imagine... a world where nobody goes hungry.

Through Grow Hope Saskatchewan, you can become a farmer by sponsoring an acre of farmland in rural Saskatchewan. Funds raised help MCC support people around the world with emergency food supplies and long-term food security.

Grow Hope farmer Nathan Janzen with Olympic Gold Medalist Cindy Klassen.MCC photo/Jana Al-Sagheer

How it works

Generous farmers in Saskatchewan have donated land and agreed to grow a crop for Grow Hope Saskatchewan. It costs $300 per acre to provide seed, fertilizer, fuel and other inputs. You are invited to sponsor a partial acre, full acre or multiple acres to help cover these costs.

After harvest, the farmers will sell the crop and donate the proceeds to Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The proceeds from the sale of the crop can be as much as $500 per acre. The government of Canada matches funds up to 4:1, creating a total contribution of up to $762,500 on 305 acres. That’s $2,500 per acre!

In other words, a donation of $300 can grow in value up to $500, and then be matched up to $2,500 per acre. That’s like spinning straw into gold to create a world without hunger in the developing world. Learn more on our new website by clicking here!