Monday, August 29, 2011

Canadian Foodgrains Bank Harvest

Southern Alberta farmers were hard at work for charity today.

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of Canadian churches of 15 different denominations with the common goal to end world hunger. A lofty goal for a bunch of farmers and church-goers, but the bank has provided over 1,100,000 tonnes of food to hungry people since it's establishment in 1983.  

All the combines lined up ready to work.
I volunteered last year with my 4-H club to help park cars. This event is a big deal in our community. My guess is somewhere around 250 people that came to see the harvest today. My job this year was handing out free doughnuts and juice on behalf of the agriculture company I work for. We had no trouble getting rid of 22 dozen doughnuts.

Rolling up to join the party.
The quarter section was owned by a local farmer and rented out to the project.

Heading out to the field.
I'll have you know that representatives from the John Deere, Case, and Cat families were present. We're non-discriminatory over here. Even though I'm a fan of the green, personally.

Combines doing their thing.
 My favorite sight may have been the one above, with all the combines working at once.

Go to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank website to learn more about the project. I hope you're all having a great harvest season.

3 comments:

  1. Wow what a great event! Awesome pictures and I am personally glad you are a fan of the green!:) Have a great week!!

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  2. Sounds like a great project... your photos are awesome!

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  3. It was a great event, thanks for reading girls!

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