The Share the Harvest group recently hosted their 16th annual farming event.
On Sept.8, 13 combines rolled in and worked together to farm a 150 acre barley field. In total, the farmers harvested about 100 bushels of barley which should amount to around $65,000. All the proceeds are going towards the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
About 100 people came out to participate or watch the harvest. The event included speeches, a barbecue and combine rides for the public.
"We try to make a celebration out of it," said Shaun Galloway, a director of Share the Harvest.
The group was formed back in 2003 by some local farmers who wanted to help alleviate hunger.
Share the Harvest is mostly corporate sponsored, so the field, seeds and fertilizer are all donated to the group by different companies. Local farmers take turns caring for the field until it is ready to be harvested.
This event isn't exclusive to this area. Across Canada there are 260 projects just like it, each doing the same event and donating to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is operated by 15 different churches. Their main goal is to fight hunger in developing countries.

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