MCC Canada executive director Rick Cober Bauman visits a project in Syria funded through MCC’s account at Canadian Foodgrains Bank. (names of beneficiaries withheld for security reasons)
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MCC Canada executive director Rick Cober Bauman visits a project in Syria funded through MCC’s account at Canadian Foodgrains Bank. (names of beneficiaries withheld for security reasons)

WINNIPEG, MB

Charity Intelligence has named Canadian Foodgrains Bank one of the top 10 charities in Canada in 2018.

Charity Intelligence Canada is a third-party independent organization that examines the return on investment from donations to Canadian charities.

It says on average, Canadian charities provide $2 in social benefits for every dollar received. In its latest review, Charity Intelligence says high-impact charities such as the Foodgrains Bank provide triple that – about $6 – in social benefits.

MCC Canada is the largest member of the Foodgrains Bank.

 “As a founding and continuing partner of the Foodgrains Bank, we are thrilled to see this well-deserved recognition,” says Rick Cober Bauman, executive director of MCC Canada. “Foodgrains has taken innovative steps that shift the way we think about and respond to food insecurity.”

The origins of the Foodgrains Bank date back to 1976, when MCC Canada asked farmers on the prairies to share their grain with people who needed food around the world. Today, with 15 member churches and agencies, Foodgrains Bank projects focus on providing financial assistance to help people buy and grow food locally.  Last year, these projects provided food for 800,000 people worldwide.

Mariam Toppo is able to grow vegetables for her family in India, and earn income from the sale of excess produce, because of water provided through a project funded by MCC’s account at Canadian Foodgrains Bank. MCC photo Colin Vandenberg Mariam Toppo is able to grow vegetables for her family in India, and earn income from the sale of excess produce, because of water provided through a project funded by MCC’s account at Canadian Foodgrains Bank. MCC photo Colin Vandenberg

Through Global Affairs Canada, the Canadian government provides matching funds for food security projects.

MCC Canada supported 43 projects in 19 countries from its account at the Foodgrains Bank last year.

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