Growing and donating: Sense of community

“With all the negative news in the media today, it was uplifting to see the Central Alberta Foodgrains Growing Project raise $115,000 on Saturday by harvesting 120 acres of canola.

For 26 years, the group has been growing a crop in Lacombe County and donating the crop sale proceeds to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, to assist with food assistance internationally.

Fourteen combines, a grain cart and 3 grain tucks were donated by local farmers and agri-businesses to harvest the canola in just over an hour. Volunteers also did all the work in the spring to get the crop in the ground.

Local businesses supplied a lunch to the volunteers prior to the combining.

A great sense of community displayed, to help other communities in our world that have very little.

Doug Maas, Central Alberta Foodgrains Growing Project committee member, Lacombe