Business & Policy
Olde Tyme Harvest raises $135,000 for Canadian Foodgrains Bank
By Top Crop Manager
Jan. 9, 2014, Langenburg, Sask. – Olde Tyme Harvest for Hunger presented Canadian Foodgrains Bank $135,000, the total amount raised on their record-setting day on August 24, 2013.
On that day, 42 threshing machines operated simultaneously, breaking a World Record Academy record for most vintage threshing machines operating at one time. The previous record was set in 2009 in Rock River, Wisconsin.
The $135,000 was raised by the 6,500 people attending the Old Tyme Harvest, in addition to the over 400 volunteers who supported the afternoon's many activities, and with the generous support of over 120 sponsors such as The Mosaic Company and Bayer CropScience. It is enough to provide emergency food rations for over 11,000 people in the developing world for a month.
A commemorative DVD of the World Record and the day's activities has been produced; it can be ordered at Sharpe's Soil Services and Kadaizy Flowers in Langenburg, or online at www.oldetymeharvest.com.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger. In 2012-13 it provided $43 million of assistance for 2.1 million people in 37 countries. This included over 40,000 tonnes of food and seeds.