New grain elevator sets out to celebrate agriculture, share blessings

Bacres Grain is a new grain elevator built by the Buurma family of Watford, Ont. Buurmas says they hope the elevator, located in Alvinston, will be able to have an impact that goes beyond business, and have a positive impact on the wider world.

Farmers who market their crops through Bacres Grain will have the option of donating up to five cents per bushel on a specified tonnage to Canadian Foodgrains Bank, and Bacres Grain will match that 100 per cent to double the contribution.

Andrew Dawson, grain merchant for Bacres Grain, says farmers can let him know they’d like to donate a specific amount of money per bushel, and then have the option of setting a tonnage limit on the number of bushels their donation is drawn from. 

“It’s always exciting to see how new businesses and new people are joining in the fight against world hunger,” says Henry Reinders, Foodgrains Bank regional representative for Ontario. “By matching the donations of their customers, Bacres Grain can help create a ripple effect that brings out the generosity of others.” 

Some Canadian Foodgrains Bank-supported projects provide emergency food to people affected by conflict, natural disaster, and crisis in countries like South Sudan, Syria and Lebanon. Other projects help families move out of poverty in the longer-term, often through providing agricultural training and support to families that farm on two acres of land or less. 

For more information on Bacres Grain, please contact Andrew Dawson at (519) 918-2534.