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Crossroads United Church to Host Canadian Foodgrains Bank

An evening of learning about Global Food Security
Crossroads church
Crossroads United Church in North Delta is hosting a free event around food security on Sept. 28.

Join Carol Thiessen (senior policy advisor with Canadian Foodgrains Bank in Winnipeg) and Florence Nduku (monitoring and evaluation coordinator for agriculture and livelihoods projects in sub-Saharan Africa, based in Nairobi) for a 90-minute program in response to the global food crisis.

Their presentation takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 28 starting at 7 p.m. at Crossroads United Church (7655 – 120th Street).
In light of the global food crisis and escalating harm to small-scale farmers due to climate change, the Canadian Foodgrains Bank is currently lobbying the Canadian government to increase support for small-scale food producers.

The Hon. Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s Minister of International Development, has shown an interest in taking action to support more climate-resilient food systems for farmers in the Global South and this letter-writing campaign is intended to build on that. The goal is to have the Canadian government make a funding announcement for climate-resilient food systems at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in November.

Please join others to learn and have your voice added by way of letters to Minister Sajjan. There will be a short informational film, a chance for questions and then coaching for the letter-writing. Everyone welcome.

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