IDEA: Create a “Harvest of Letters” in support of Food Security

ImageThe Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) works to improve food security and respond to crises around the world.

One of the ways Canadian Foodgrains Bank works to end global hunger is by influencing public policies. CFGB engages Canadian citizens in this work by asking concerned citizens to send personal, handwritten letters to their MPs telling our government that we care about global hunger.

This year CFGB is asking people to write about Canada’s support for smallholder farmers around the world.

Support for agriculture in developing countries is one of the best ways to alleviate hunger. In the developing world at least 70 percent of people who regularly go to bed hungry live in rural areas. Many of these people are smallholder farmers, a majority of whom are women. Supporting smallholder farmers enables them to improve their family’s health, nutrition and household income, reducing the need for measures such as food aid.

Gather your friends, your family or your classmates for a letter writing event to tell the Canadian government that we have an important role to play in supporting smallholder farmers.

See the resource kit and lots of tools for learning about food security here.

Note:  The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a Christian organization.  However, the content of this project is not faith-based.  

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