Hunger is the Biggest Sickness

A message from Emily Cain, Canadian Foodgrains Bank

A few weeks ago Yapoa Lale, a mother in Niger, looked down at her body and said “my body is not supposed to look like this.” Like many in Niger, Yapoa and her family were hungry – they had run out of food after a poor harvest.

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, Yapoa and others in her village are receiving life-saving food. Thank you for your on-going support!

Want to learn more about food security? Join us Nov 18 – Dec 7 in Rwanda
and Kenya.

Food Getting to People in Need in Niger

For Ramatou Malon Hassan, a widow and mother of twelve, the last four years have been a constant struggle. But now, Ramatou is beaming. In mid-May, she received enough millet, black eyed peas, and oil to last her family for a month.

Celebrity Combine Retired

After travelling 4,000 kilometres across Canada, and after four years helping harvest crops and raise funds at the Big Quill Canadian Foodgrains Bank Community Growing Project, the Prairie Belle — western Canada’s celebrity combine — has been retired.

Nicaragua Youth Study Tour ‘Unforgetable’

Learning about global hunger, living with Nicaraguan farm families, and discovering how Canadians are working in partnership with people in the developing world -— those are some of the things that participants of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank Youth Study Tour did during their two week stay in Nicaragua.

Respond to food needs in Sahel and East Africa on the Canadian Foodgrains
Bank website.

These are only some of the inspiring stories of how the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, with the support of the Canadian people, is helping to deal with world hunger. For more stories, or to help with monetary donations or involvement in some of the many fund-raising projects across Canada, visit the Foodgrains Bank website at

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