Siloam United Church has a Canadian Foodgrains Bank Project just a few miles north of the church. This year we have 23 acres of wheat growing that will be harvested in late July or early August. With land, seed, custom work and herbicides all being donated, we look forward to making a significant contribution to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
This year Siloam is raising money to support Canada Food Grains. This is the longstanding Canadian project which raises funds for people in developing countries to engage in sustainable farming and food security programs.
March 5, 2017 is the kick off for this campaign. There are two ways to give to Food Grains
- special envelopes in the pews throughout Lent (and an income tax receipt can be issued)
- placing your loose change in a basket at the coffee table in the Narthex following worship.
Food Grains pens will be available at the coffee table for those in the Congregation who wish one.
For more information or make a direct donation, go to the Canada Food Grains website at foodgrainsbank.ca
Siloam United Church
Social Justice and Outreach Committee
All promotional materials have been provided free of charge by Canada Food Grains.
Food Grains Impact Statement (2017)
Thank you to Mary Jo Fraleigh and Pete & Lynn McClary.
Mary Jo Fraleigh has generously provided a portion of her land over the last number of years for use in growing a crop for donation to Canada Food Grains Bank. Similarly, Pete and Lynn McClary have do- nated crop inputs and custom work over the same period. Again this year, Mary Jo donated the use of her land and Pete and Lynn provided the seed, fertilizer and chemicals and the labor for planting, spraying and harvesting. The result of their generosity is that $5,188.00 was donated to the Canada Food Grains Bank in the name of Siloam United Church. A sincere thankyou is extended to Mary Jo, Pete and Lynn for their generous do- nation to Canada Food Grains Bank (made on behalf of Siloam United Church) which provides such a meaningful Ministry throughout the developing world.
Catherine Glover – Chair, Social Justice and Outreach Committee
Lenten Project Impact Statement (2017)
Thank you to the members of Siloam United Church from the Social Justice and Outreach Committee.
The amount raised for Canada Food Grains through the generous donation of Siloam Members is $2,016.25. This is a tremendous accomplishment for our Congregation and even more so when we remember that the Canadian Government matches this and multiplies the amount by four times! This means that our efforts at Siloam will result in $8,065.20 going directly to people in Countries where food security and sustainability are most at risk. Thank you to everyone for your generosity!
Chair of the Social Justice and Outreach Committee