Anglican Grow Hope

                       What is the Grow Hope Project.?

                          Farming is an act of faith

St. Bartholomew Parish is thrilled to be part of this Diocesan  initiative, which is linking farmers with churches to provide food for people in need. The Funds  raised will result in a donation to the Primate World Relief and Development  Food (PWRDF) Bank account.    How does it work?

Churches were asked to contribute $300.00 per acre to the 150 acres project.

These funds were given to a farmer Lea and his family who reside in the Pembina Hills, to purchase seeds etc in order to  plant the crop. The donor ( parishioners or church) will receive a tax receipt. When the crop is harvested the farmer donates the  proceeds of the sale  of the crop to the Diocese and he or she will receive a tax receipt. The money is then sent by the Diocese to the Food  Grains Bank.

To briefly recap

  1. Parish donates.

  2. The farmer plants the crop

  3. The farmer and the parish group get to know each other. Field trips or work visits can be arranged.

  4. Once the crop is harvested and sold the money is donated back to the Diocese.

  5. The Diocese transfers the donation to the PWRDF equity account of the Food grains Bank

  6. There is the potential for this money to be quadrupled as if the PWRDF project for the country in need is approved by the Canada Food grains Bank the donation can be  quadrupled.

Our first familiarising visit is on June 3rd. Hosted by the St. Luke’s Church 11a.m. Program includes Rogation Service, Blessings of the farm and BBQ lunch.(see poster)

RSVP to  Lynn or June.