We don’t just want to feed the world, we want to change it.
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Old Tyme Harvest for Hunger
The Aberhart Farms team had the honour of participating in the first Canadian World Record Threshing event in 2013.
The Olde Tyme Harvest for Hunger brought together an estimated 6500 families, friends, community members, and industry representatives to celebrate our past, present and the future of agriculture. All while supporting a noble cause raising funds for the Canadian Food Grains Bank!
In addition to assisting poverty stricken countries, this event contributes towards community development, re-introduces past methods of farming, and celebrates the current advancement in farming; while having some fun along the way!
With the strong support of the agriculture community, this event raised over $142,000 for the Canadian Food Grains Bank and inspired future world record breaking events raising awareness for great causes.
Each year the Canadian Food Grains bank works to end hunger in about 40 countries around the world, providing assistance to over 1 million people in three categories:
Food Assistance: Food assistance projects help people who are hungry because of crisis situations like war, droughts, or floods.
Agriculture and Livelihoods: Agriculture and livelihoods programs focus on helping people provide food for themselves and their families in the long term. We work with farmers to increase their yields through sustainable agriculture practices and help people generate more income from what they grow.
Nutrition: Our nutrition projects reduce malnutrition in families through nutrition education, provision of clean water, and special feeding programs. We give priority to pregnant and nursing mothers and children under the age of five.
Through the work done with the Harvest for Hunger project, Terry had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia on a food study tour to see first hand the work that the CFGB was supporting. This was a life changing experience and we believe that supporting the CFGB is one of the most effective ways to continue to support and improve the lives of those in need. We continue to support the CFGB through our Learn Ag Crop for the Community project.
Sharpe’s Learn AG and Crop for Community Partner Learn AG Crop for Community is a Sharpe’s Soil Services program to deliver hands on, agriculture based learning to students in our local communities. Aberhart Farm Inc. is a proud partner of the Sharpe’s Learn AG program through dedicating acres to the Crop for Community platform, educating students at Learn AG field days and being a member of the “Partners in Learning” advisory committee. As the local cooperator for the Sharpe’s Learn AG Crop for Community 2016, Aberhart Farm Inc. provided the “field next door” to the new school for AG based learning opportunities while incorporating fundraising for the Langenburg New School Fund and the Canadian Food Grains Bank.
Learn Ag Objectives
. Delivering hands on learning opportunities to students to provide a realistic picture of AG
. Serving as a resource for teachers to fill in information gaps or correct misguided perceptions about AG
. Involving local and provincial agri-business partners – “Partners in Learning”
. Sharing success stories about AG
. Inspiring the future generation to be part of AG
. And to do it all while having fun!
We are excited to participate in helping educate our younger generations and the public on modern sustainable agricultural production, as well as the need and impact of the CFGB world to end hunger around the world.
Give a Shirt Society
Give a Shirt Society’s mission is to improve the quality of the lives of children and provide hope for a different future.
Laos is one of the poorest countries in the world, with an average income of $900 per year. During the Vietnam war, American planes dropped 260 million cluster bombs on Laos, making it the most heavily bombed country in history. Many of these bombs did not detonate and still remain, resulting in much of the land base not available for agriculture. The average life expectancy is 47 years, leaving many children with no parents. Other family members take these children to orphanages as a way for them to obtain food and shelter. Most arrive with nothing other than the clothes they are wearing. The government of Laos contributes only $20 per month per child to the orphanages, leaving many of their basic needs unmet.
The give a shirt society received charitable status this year! We already have two sea cans donated for shipping and we have 50% of a 40’ sea can of clothing ready to sort. One of the 20’ sea cans is 60% full of boxes of sorted clothing. The sea-can shipping will take place in October 2016 with distribution dates from Feb 23-29, 2017.
Our family has been collecting and donating cloths and fund to the Give a Shirt Project for the past few years. We are very excited to have to opportunity to travel with our family to Laos in 2017 to distribute cloths donated to those in need.