Area choir to perform in support of Foodgrains Bank

Choir singers from across Minto and the surrounding area will come together on May 29 at 7pm to sing in support of small-scale farmers in developing countries who struggle to grow enough food to feed their families.

Funds raised will be donated to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, to be used in the work of ending global hunger and helping farm families grow more and better food.

“We’re excited about enjoying an entertaining evening together as a community – but also doing something which is helping others,” says Allan Lee, a member of the Harriston Community Foodgrains  Project and one of the concert organizers. “There are many ways to help people who are hungry – a musical event like this is just one of them.”

The concert will feature a large choir performing 14 songs under the leadership of director Helen Craigie and accompanist April Martin.

The Harriston event is one of about 70 similar concerts across Canada this spring, all being offered to benefit the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

The program features the original music of Ron Klusmeier.

Donations accepted

The concert will be held at Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church in Harriston.

There is no admission fee for the concert, but donation envelopes will be available at the door. Organizers state 100 per cent of contributions received will be forwarded directly to Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Furthermore, donations made at the concert will be amplified by additional financial support from the federal government, through Global Affairs Canada.

Reverend Kathy Morden, minister of Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church, said,   “The concerts are a way to showcase the joy of making music together, and also to help others in need. It’s going to be a great experience.”

Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger. In the 2013-14 budget year, the Foodgrains Bank provided $42 million of assistance for 1.2 million people in 42 countries. Canadian Foodgrains Bank projects are undertaken with matching support from the government of Canada.

For more information contact 519-338-2624.