Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is a member of Canadian Foodgrains Bank, whose goal is a world without hunger. When we donate to MCC's account with Canadian Foodgrains Bank, the government matches it, turning $1 into up to $5 for food assistance, agriculture and nutrition projects.
As our climate changes, global hunger becomes more acute. New solutions are needed. MCC/CFB projects like the ones in Kenya support local staff in teaching farmers to use conservation agriculture, which emphasizes soil cover, minimum soil disturbance and crop rotation. They highlight the importance of diversifying livestock and storing crops.
In Kenya, this message especially resonates with women, who in many communities are most likely to grow food and be expected to provide food for their children. In Maasai communities in the dry season or during droughts, men travel with herds of cattle to look for food and water. Women and children remain at home, often facing hunger or malnutrition.
Each Advent season, HMC chooses a special project to support together. This year, On Dec 1, 8, 15, and 22, the HMC kids will collect money to give to the shared work of MCC and Canadian Foodgrains Bank around the world.
For every $25 donation, our kids will put one ornament on the HMC Christmas tree. You can even give online by specifying in the message that it's for our Advent Giving Project.
Let's fill our tree with colour and with food for our around-the-world neighbours!