Canadian Foodgrains Bank Food Assistance Fund

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank, with the support of the Government Canada, manages a draw-down fund to provide food assistance to people experiencing humanitarian crises around the world. The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 church and church-based agencies working together to end global hunger.

Below is a list of allocations recently made by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

December 2017

Improving Prenatal, Maternal, Infant, Young Child & Adolescent Nutrition in Durgapur

Bangladesh
Through its ongoing project with Global Affairs Canada – the CFGB Food Assistance Fund – the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) has allocated $750,000 to World Renew to support nutrition programming in Bangladesh. The three-year project, which targets 23,000 women and children, builds on current World Renew nutrition programming in the Durgapur region to improve the nutritional status of pregnant women, mothers of newborns and children. Activities will also help address the nutrition challenges linked to adolescent pregnancies and the undernourishment of young women.

Food Assistance in Poste Camp, South Kivu

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Mennonite Central Committee Canada (MCCC) was allocated $555,500 to provide food assistance to approximately 2,100 internally displaced individuals for three months of the year in response to ongoing conflict and insecurity in eastern DRC. The project will focus on providing emergency food assistance during the lean seasons to support consumption patterns and increase food security.

November 2017

Food Assistance in Maiduguri, Borno State

Nigeria
World Renew was allocated $ 555,500 to provide food assistance to approximately 8,000 internally displaced households for four months in response to insecurity due to the Boko Haram insurgency in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. The project will focus on providing emergency food assistance through unconditional cash transfers in order to increase food security.

October 2017

Drought response in Magarini sub-county, Kilifi county

Kenya
In addition to previous allocations in January and July 2017, World Renew was allocated an additional $401,000 to provide food assistance to 1,800 vulnerable households for an additional 4 months in response to the ongoing drought. The project will focus on providing food distributions and seeds in order to increase food security. The total allocation to World Renew for this ongoing crisis amounts to $1,266,401.

Rohingya Refugee Response

Bangladesh
Emergency Relief and Development Overseas (ERDO) was allocated $315,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 8,250 beneficiaries in response to the influx of Rohingya refugees. The project will focus on providing food assistance to approximately 1.375 households in Whykong Camp. World Renew was allocated $700,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 18,000 beneficiaries in response to the influx of Rohingya refugees. The project will focus on providing food assistance to approximately 3,000 households in Jamtoli Camp.

September 2017

Eastern Equatoria Food Assistance

South Sudan
Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund was allocated $375,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 8,960 beneficiaries for 3 months in response to conflict-related food insecurity. The project will focus on providing food assistance to 1,493 households in Kapoeta North County.

Ethiopia Drought Response 2017 Stemming from Indian Ocean Dipole

Ethiopia
Canadian Lutheran World Relief was allocated $358,958 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,996 households for five months in response to drought. The project will focus on providing cash transfers to vulnerable households to allow them to meet basic food and other needs.

August 2017

Feeding pregnant and lactating South Sudanese refugees

Uganda
In addition to a previous allocation in December 2016, Emergency Relief & Development Overseas (ERDO) was allocated an additional $171,867 to provide supplementary food for an additional 6 months to recently arrived refugees from South Sudan. This project will provide 2,000 pregnant and lactating mothers and 500 people with special needs with specialized supplementary food, providing additional nutrients and calories needed by women during pregnancy and breast feeding. The total allocation to ERDO for this ongoing crisis amounts to $406,867.

Food Assistance for Vulnerable Pastoralist Households In Marsabit

Kenya
Emergency Relief & Development Overseas was allocated $315,376 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,800 households for five months in response to drought. The project will focus on providing monthly food rations to vulnerable households.

Food assistance in Ikigega Iwacu

Burundi
Mennonite Central Committee Canada was allocated $220,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 4,040 people for 12 months in response to the ongoing civil insecurity. The project focuses on providing emergency food distributions and food for work opportunities in order to increase food security.

July 2017

Drought response in Magarini sub-county, Kilifi county

Kenya
In addition to a previous allocation in January 2017, World Renew was allocated an additional $370,740  to provide food assistance to 1,800 vulnerable households (an increase of 300 households) for an additional 3 months in response to the ongoing drought. The project will focus on providing food distributions and seeds in order to increase food security. The total allocation to World Renew for this ongoing crisis amounts to $865,401.

Food assistance, Teso sub-region of Uganda

Uganda
In addition to a previous allocation in March 2017, World Renew was allocated an additional $329,038 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,200 households for an additional 3 months in response to drought. The project will focus on providing monthly food rations and agricultural inputs (seeds). The total allocation to World Renew for this ongoing crisis amounts to $883,965.

June 2017

Improving Nutrition for Women and Children

Somalia
Development & Peace–Caritas Canada was allocated $400,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 5,460 women and children for six months in response to drought. The project will focus on providing treatment for acute malnutrition.

Food Assistance in Aweil East

South Sudan
World Relief Canada was allocated $1 million to provide food assistance to approximately 12,800 individuals for 3 months in response to conflict-related food insecurity. The project will focus on providing food assistance to 1,600 households in the Warawara market area in Aweil East, Northern Bar el Ghazal state, South Sudan.

Emergency Food Security Assistance, Toumour

Niger
Development & Peace–Caritas Canada was allocated $521,043 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,200 internally displaced households for three months in response to insecurity due to the Boko Haram insurgencies in Toumour, Diffa region of Niger. The project will focus on providing provide monthly food rations to food insecure households. About one third of the 1,200 most vulnerable beneficiary households are female headed.

May 2017

Community Nutrition and Food Security Project

Nepal
Mennonite Central Committee Canada was allocated $258,800 to provide food assistance to approximately 2,600 households for three years to improve the nutritional status amongst members of the Chepang ethnic group. The project will focus on providing nutrition and hygiene education, monthly growth monitoring of children, home visits to support families with malnourished children, and kitchen gardening.

Turkana Drought Emergency Response Project

Kenya
The Mennonite Central Committee was allocated $530,500 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,530 households for five months in response to drought. The project will focus on providing unconditional cash transfers to households to meet basic food and other needs and prevent negative coping strategies in the face of drought.

April 2017

Complex Emergency

Lebanon
Mennonite Central Committee Canada was allocated $2,025,310 to provide food assistance to approximately 950 families for 12 months in response to the protracted Syria crisis. The project will focus on providing emergency food vouchers in order to increase food security.

Complex Emergency

Lebanon
World Renew Canada was allocated $1,087,600 to provide food assistance to approximately 750 families for 12 months in response to the protracted Syria crisis. The project will focus on providing emergency food vouchers in order to increase food security and reduce the vulnerability of crisis-affected households.

Complex Emergency

Lebanon
Canadian Baptist Ministries was allocated $797,122 to provide food assistance to approximately 525 families for 12 months in response to the protracted Syria crisis. The project will focus on providing food baskets in order to increase food security.

Food Assistance, Kapoeta North

South Sudan
ADRA Canada (Adventist Development & Relief Agency) was allocated $400,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 13,500 beneficiaries for 3 months in response to the ongoing conflict. The project will focus on providing food distributions in order to increase food security.

Mandera West Food Assistance

Kenya
ADRA Canada (Adventist Development & Relief Agency) was allocated $499,691 to provide food assistance to approximately 512 households for five months in response to severe drought. The project will focus on providing monthly general food rations as well as nutritional supplements for malnourished children under five years old.

March 2017

Food assistance to internally displaced households in Nineveh Governate

Iraq
Mennonite Central Committee Canada was allocated $1,130,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,050 households for 12 months in response to ongoing conflict. The project will focus on providing monthly in-kind food transfers to meet the food needs of internally displaced people living in the rural towns of Shexka, Bozan and Beban (Tilkef district, Nineveh Governate).

Drought and Food Security Crisis

Haiti
Presbyterian World Service and Development was allocated $1,200,000 to provide curative treatment to approximately 4,270 malnourished children for 3 years in response to the drought and resulting food security crisis. The project will focus on reducing severe and moderate acute malnutrition prevalence rates.

Food assistance, Teso sub-region of Uganda

Uganda
World Renew was allocated $554,927 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,200 households for four months in response to drought. The project will focus on providing monthly food rations and agricultural inputs (seeds).

Burji District Food Assistance

Ethiopia
World Renew was allocated $660,387 to provide food assistance to approximately 3,045 households for three months in response to severe drought. The project will focus on providing monthly general food rations and supplementary fortified rations for vulnerable children under five years old and pregnant or lactating women.

Food assistance for drought-affected communities in Somalia

Somalia
ADRA Canada (Adventist Development & Relief Agency) was allocated $500,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,000 households for five months in response to severe drought and food insecurity. The project will focus on providing emergency food rations and cash to improve food security.

February 2017

Treating andpreventing malnutrition among IDP and host families, North Kivu

Democratic Republic of Congo
Canadian Lutheran World Relief was allocated $1,057,722 to provide nutrition assistance to approximately 3,000 severely malnourished children under 5 for 2 years in response to nutrition needs in 3 health zones of the province of North Kivu. The project will focus on treating severely malnourished children and prevent and reduce malnutrition through the promotion and adoption of improved hygiene, sanitation, and safe nutrition practices among the wider population in the targeted communities.

Improving maternal and child nutrition in rural villages of Lalitpur

Nepal
The Mennonite Central Committee was allocated $212,000 to provide nutrition support to approximately 6,500 beneficiaries for three years in response to malnutrition. The project will focus on providing nutrition and hygiene education, referrals of severely malnourished children, coordination with local health posts to promote ante-natal and post-natal visits, and provision of equipment for nutrition services.

Food assistance for pastoralist, female-headed households in Marsabit

Kenya
Emergency Relief and Development Overseas was allocated $180,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 3,700 households for 5 months in response to drought. The project will focus on providing emergency food vouchers in order to increase food security.

Improving food access in drought-stricken Somaliland

Somalia
Emergency Relief and Development Overseas was allocated $500,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 850 households for 5 months in response to drought. The project will focus on providing emergency food assistance through unconditional cash transfers in order to increase food security, restore livelihoods and stabilize short-term food consumption.

January 2017

Drought response in Magarini sub-county, Kilifi county

Kenya
World Renew was allocated $494,661 to provide food assistance to 1,500 vulnerable households for four months in response to the ongoing drought. The project will focus on providing food distributions and seeds in order to increase food security.

Food assistance for Malawi households affected by flood and drought

Malawi
Nazarene Compassionate Ministries was allocated $354,000 to provide food assistance to 2,000 drought-affected, food insecure households. The project will focus on providing food distributions in order to increase food security.

Emergency food assistance in Maiduguri

Nigeria
World Renew was allocated $483,749 to provide food assistance to 750 vulnerable households. The project will focus on providing emergency food assistance through unconditional cash transfers in order to increase food security, restore livelihoods and stabilize short-term food consumption.

December 2016

Feeding pregnant and lactating South Sudanese refugees

Uganda
Emergency Relief & Development Overseas was allocated $235,000 to provide supplementary food recently arrived refugees from South Sudan. This project will provide 2,000 pregnant and lactating mothers and 500 people with special needs with specialized supplementary food, providing additional nutrients and calories needed by women during pregnancy and breast feeding.

Response to El Nino caused drought emergency in Balaka District

Malawi
Presbyterian World Service & Development was allocated $770,000 to provide food assistance to 3,470 drought-affected, food insecure households in 82 villages in the Balaka district of Southern Malawi. The project will focus on providing food distributions in order to increase food security.

November 2016

Hurricane Matthew emergency food and food-for-work response

Haiti
Primate’s World Relief & Development Fund was allocated $210,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 650 vulnerable households for three months in response to the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The project will focus on providing food assistance and helping to repair key infrastructure.

Hurricane Matthew Emergency Food and Food-for-Work Response

Haiti
Presbyterian World Service & Development was allocated $500,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,200 vulnerable households for three months in response to the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. The project will focus on providing food assistance and helping to repair key infrastructure.

Emergency food assistance to vulnerable households in Juba

South Sudan
World Relief Canada was allocated $450,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 2,660 households for 2 months in response to the ongoing civil insecurity. The project focuses on food distribution in order to increase food security.

Reduction of acute malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies

Northern Bangladesh
Emergency Relief & Development Overseas Canada was allocated $1,020,000. This will help to provide nutrition interventions to 6,800 children under five and 3,200 mothers for 3 years in response to nutrition needs in two districts in Northern Bangladesh. The project provides bi-annual deworming of children, nutrition training of local certified village health workers and provision of nutrition, health and hygiene behaviour change communication activities.

Hurricane Matthew emergency food and seed response

Haiti
World Renew Canada was allocated $650,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,600 families for 3 months in response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. The project focuses on providing emergency assistance and seeds in order to increase food security, restore livelihoods and stabilize short-term food consumption.

Drought response and mitigation in Blantyre rural district

Malawi
World Renew Canada was allocated $535,882 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,000 families for 6 months in response to the ongoing drought. The project focuses on providing emergency food assistance through unconditional cash transfers in order to increase food security, restore livelihoods and stabilize short-term food consumption.

October 2016

Food vouchers for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Lebanon
World Renew Canada was allocated $492,156 to provide food assistance to approximately 650 Syrian refugee families for 6 months. The project focuses on providing emergency food vouchers in order to increase food security.

September 2016

Ikigega Iwacu project

Burundi
Mennonite Central Committee Canada was allocated $210,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 300 particularly vulnerable households for 12 months in response to the ongoing civil insecurity. The project focuses on providing emergency food distributions in order to increase food security.

August 2016

Dugda Ethiopia Emergency drought response

Ethiopia
World Renew Canada was allocated $1,022,094 to provide food assistance to approximately 49,455 people for 2 months in response to the drought. The project focuses on stabilizing food consumption through distribution emergency food rations, particularly to children under five and nursing and pregnant women.

Mwandi Zambia drought response

Zambia
World Renew Canada was allocated $1,254,254 to provide food assistance to approximately 32,400 people for 8 months in response to continuing drought conditions. The project focuses on increasing and stabilizing food consumption.

Gwanda Zimbabwe drought response

Zimbabwe
Mennonite Central Committee Canada was allocated $380,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 3000 people for 6 months in response to severe drought conditions. The project focuses on increasing and stabilizing food consumption and helping to repair key infrastructure.

Binga Drought Response Project

Zimbabwe
Mennonite Central Committee Canada was allocated $290,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 2000 people for 6 months in response to continuing drought conditions. The project focuses on increasing and stabilizing food consumption and providing school meals to children as a way to increase their food security and reduce dropout rates.

Food assistance for internally displaced people in South-Kivu

Democratic Republic of Congo
Mennonite Central Committee Canada was allocated $115,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 1,582 people for 7 months in response to the ongoing conflict. The project focuses on providing emergency food distributions in internally displaced persons camps in order to increase food security.

Integrated Nutrition and Agriculture Project in Northern Bangladesh

Bangladesh
Mennonite Central Committee Canada was allocated $468,000 to provide food assistance to approximately 5,270 people for 5 years in response to nutrition needs in two districts in Northern Bangladesh. The project focuses on nutrition and hygiene education, provision of micronutrient supplements, and monthly growth monitoring.

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