On December 19, Olde Tyme Harvest for Hunger was proud to present Canadian Foodgrains Bank representative David Meier with the final cheque for $135,000, the total amount raised on their record-setting day on August 24, 2013.
On that day, 42 threshing machines operated simultaneously — breaking a World Record Academy record for most vintage threshing machines operating at one time. The previous record was set in 2009 in Rock River, Wisconsin.
That amount was raised by the over 6,000 people attending the Old Tyme Harvest, in addition to the over 400 volunteers who supported the afternoons many activities, and with the generous support of over 120 sponsors such as The Mosaic Company and Bayer Crop Science. It is enough to provide emergency food rations for over 11,000 people in the developing world for a month.
A commemorative DVD of the World Record and the day’s activities has been produced; it can be ordered locally at Sharpe’s Soil Services and Kadaizy Flowers in Langenburg or on-line at www.oldetymeharvest.com.
Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger. In 2012-13 it provided $43 million of assistance for 2.1 million people in 37 countries. This included over 40,000 tonnes of food and seeds.
The Harvest for Hunger committee would like to thank the generous support of our many volunteers, sponsors and people that attended to help make a small dent in world hunger. We wish everyone a safe and prosperous new year.