Everyone is welcome 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, for the 2019 Grow Hope Saskatchewan Field Day, to learn more about an innovative program in which rural and urban people work together to support the work of Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
The 2019 Grow Hope Field Day is a free, family-friendly event that begins at the Good Neighbours’ Food Centre in Rosthern, SK. Come and learn about local and international food security issues, sample a variety of foods (including dishes prepared by Chef Jenni), and visit one of the Grow Hope fields.
Update for Grow Hope Saskatchewan:
This year there are two Catholic farm families in Saskatchewan who have generously dedicated acres towards the project and donations are being collected to sponsor those acres, with profits from the harvest going to support the Canadian Foodgrains Bank ministry to feed some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
For more information follow Grow Hope Saskatchewan on Facebook or see the website at: www.mccsk.ca/grow-hope or to make a donation go to the Diocese of Saskatoon Catholic Foundation website: www.dscf.ca
Through Grow Hope, Canadians who don’t have a farming connection can play a part in growing a crop by sponsoring an acre that will be farmed to help in the fight against world hunger—and learn more about farming and what is involved in growing food at the same time.
Here’s how it works: Farmers grow crops for the Foodgrains Bank. Depending on the crop being grown, it will cost $300, $400 or $500 an acre for seed and other inputs. At the end of the growing season, the farmers will sell their crops, donating the entire amounts to the Foodgrains Bank. Through the special arrangement the Foodgrains Bank has with the Government of Canada, the proceeds from the sale of the crop can be matched 3:1 for food security work or 4:1 for food aid work in the developing world.