Grow Local, Feed Global
Anglican Grow Hope Project
Anglican Grow Hope is a new project of Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF). It is designed to raise funds for PWRDF projects in a unique way and was developed in partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
Our Diocese is blessed to be partnering with the Chris, Leianne and Jonathan Lea family who farm at Pembina Crossing. They are donating 15 acres of their farmland to Grow Hope. To date our St. Peter’s donations are in excess of $2,000 which includes the matching dollars from our Mission and Outreach fund. These donations go towards the cost of the crop inputs. In fact our Diocese has raised the $4,500 needed to pay for this year's grower input costs. The proceeds from the harvested crop are donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and these can grow by 4 times due to the federal matching funds.
On Sunday June 3rd at 11 am we (along with our diocesan sisters and brothers) are invited to join St. Luke’s Anglican Parish at Pembina Crossing for worship and meet the Lea family. In fact Chris is the priest at that parish! Their farm is located right at the parish so we will have the chance to see how things are going. Following the worship service we have been invited to stay for a hosted lunch. It should be a wonderful time. Anyone interested in participating can either sign up on the sheet in the church Narthex or call the office at 204-488-8093. The plan is to arrange car pools (it is about a 2 hour drive each way). Please note we anticipate leaving about 8:30 am and should be back by 4 pm we estimate. If you have any questions please call the church office.
Follow this link for more details about the PWRDF's Anglican Grow Hope Project