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Saturday , 16 October 2021
Harvest last fall.

Northeast Growing Project raised $43,500 to help fight hunger overseas

A volunteer combines crops this November in an effort to fight hunger overseas.

The Northeast Growing Project, a group of volunteers who plant crops every year to send overseas have figured out their total donation for 2019.

In 2019, the growing project raised $43,500 to send to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, exceeding their initial estimate of $30,000.

That is matched four times by the Canadian government, meaning $174,000 will go overseas to fight world hunger.

Chairman for the Northeast Growing Project, Terry Shenher, thanked everyone for donating to the project and to the farmers and for supplying equipment.

He also thanked the Bonnyville Pentecostal Church for purchasing their shovel for 2019.

The Northeast Growing Project farms 120 acres west of Fort Kent and has raised over $540,000 in the 20-plus years of existence with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.