Volunteers to harvest foodgrains wheat crop


Ponoka Foodgrains Project volunteers will harvest the wheat crop on 170 acres west of Highway 2A on Spruce Road on Oct. 8.

All proceeds from the crop and cash donations will go to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to fight world hunger. The crop was grown by volunteer farmers with the assistance of agricultural machinery dealerships, agricultural product and service businesses and donations from individuals and churches.

Lunch will be served at noon. Everyone is welcome and free will donations will be accepted.

For entertainment, an old style harvest will be held with vintage threshing equipment. To volunteer to help provide combines and equipment, contact Peter Doornenbal at 403-783-2947. To volunteer to help with set up, contact Larry Henderson 403-782-5218.

The Ponoka Foodgrains Project is a member of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) which receives donations for distribution through their relief agencies around the world. The Canadian government matches every dollar raised 4:1 basis through the Canadian International Development Agency.