Thirty years ago, a unique and amazing effort was launched to help end global hunger – and Lutherans in Canada were there. In 1983 CLWR was one of the founding members of Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end world hunger. Since its founding, CFGB has provided over 1.1 million tonnes of food and seeds worth over $682 million to millions of people in 78 countries. At the same time, it has grown to become one of Canada’s leading food assistance organizations.
It’s a story of how Christians across Canada have come together to follow the Bible’s call to share food with those who are hungry—a spirit of generosity that has enabled CLWR to help hundreds of thousands of people around the world who don’t have enough to eat.
Photo: Alimon Banda and Vestina Zulu increase cassava production on their farm in rural Zambia, with the help of Lutheran World Federation Zambia and CLWR. Photo courtesy of Rural Community Development & Empowerment (RCDE).
Note: the blogger for “Go!” is a member of the Board of Directors for CLWR.