Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario (CFFO) are celebrating record-level donations to their Giving Tuesday campaign.
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“I truly feel that this partnership between CFFO and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is one of the best ways we, as Christian farmers, can be charitable,” said Ed Scharringa, CFFO president.
“I’m glad to see that our community feels the same way.”
The month-long campaign, from Nov. 29 to Dec. 29, 2022, raised $45,850, with CFFO matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.
Scharringa said it’s the second year CFFO has partnered with Canadian Foodgrains Bank for the fundraiser.
While it allows members to make a difference in the world, it also allows members to align their generosity with a cause close to the heart of many.
As many as 825 million people are experiencing hunger globally, and the funds raised will provide emergency food for those impacted by a crisis like violent conflict and natural disasters.
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It also supports families with agricultural and income programs to lift them out of poverty in the long-term.
“We are delighted that, once again, Ontario farmers have chosen to share of their abundance with others around the world. I’m so very grateful,” said Any Harrington, Canadian Foodgrains Bank executive director. “Each gift from a member of the Christian Farmers Federation, no matter the amount, means the world.”