Kindred Credit Union Supports Canadian Foodgrains Bank Growing Projects
For the third consecutive year, Kindred Credit Union (Kindred) has donated $10,000 to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to support efforts to end hunger around the world. The donation will be shared across 11 growing projects located near Aylmer, Elmira, Leamington, Milverton, and Mount Forest—sites that were selected by Kindred branch staff.
Growing projects are an innovative way to raise funds. Fostering a sense of community spirit, and working in cooperation and collaboration, groups of local volunteer farmers plant, tend, and harvest a crop. Proceeds from the sale of the crop are then donated to the Foodgrains Bank, which supports the organization’s work to end hunger around the world.
Last year, 116 growing projects in Ontario contributed $1.6 million to the work of ending global hunger through the Foodgrains Bank. "We very much appreciate the financial support provided to local growing projects for crop inputs. This allows volunteers to forward more dollars to help the hungry in food insecure locations," says David Epp, Ontario Regional Coordinator for the Foodgrains Bank.
According to Kindred’s chief executive officer Brent Zorgdrager, “our values-centred, faith-inspired approach to banking aligns very well with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. We are proud to support their efforts to utilize local resources to impact those in need around the world.”
Epp adds, "we truly appreciate Kindred’s support for these 11 growing projects. The Foodgrains Bank believes that by working together, we can end global hunger. We’re pleased to welcome Kindred as a partner in making this goal a reality.”