The Canadian Food grains Bank is a partnership of Canadian Churches and Church based Agencies working together to achieve a vision - A world without Hunger. We are proud to support this mission with a donation of custom application and scouting services each year. Together we are working towards supporting international programs to meet immediate food needs, reduce malnutrition, and achieve sustainable food security; influencing improvements in national and international policies that contribute to ending global hunger; and increasing and deepening the engagement of Canadians in efforts to end global hunger.
Each year Foster Ag Services supports the Arborg Curling Club with a donation of one quarter section worth of custom application for their Calcutta auction. The Curling Club is a huge part of our community and we are very proud to be part of their organization
Since 2015 Foster Ag Services and the Arborg Reechka Dance club have partnered in a pretty ‘sweet’ fundraiser. Each year we have donated , seeded, and grown 1 acre of delicious sweet corn for the Ukranian Dance club. The dancers and their families have been incredible in their time and dedication to this project as they come pick the corn to sell to their eager customers. This project has raised over $…… for the club, and we at Foster Ag couldn’t be more proud of their hard work, or more excited to support such a fantastic community program for years to come.
Foster Ag Services was excited to have been nominated for the ADAMA Thank a Retailer contest in 2016. We were even more excited by the support of our community that lead our way to becoming finalists and winning the Manitoba Thank a Retailer competition that allowed us to celebrate our community with a donation of $15,000 to the local arena. We would like to thank everyone for continually supporting ours, and other local businesses.
When Principal Brad Harding found out that Foster Ag Services had won the $15,000 prize through #ThankARetailer — and that the ag retail would be spending part of it on Arborg Early Middle School —he knew exactly how to use it.
About four years ago, the school’s parent advisory council decided to revitalize an overgrown area of the school’s grounds. Their goal was to create a space where teachers can bring students to learn about plants and biology in an engaging, hands-on way.
“The students love having the opportunity to get outside whenever possible,” Harding said. “When it’s nice in June, going outdoors to complete assignments makes school more enjoyable.”
The natural habitat and outdoor classroom project has progressed slowly over the past few years, but Harding says the donation will provide funds for them to hire a local contractor and finally complete the landscaping.
And once it’s finished, the students aren’t the only ones who will benefit from the space.
“The nice thing about all of our outside projects is that it’s for the entire community, not just for 9:00 to 3:30 when the kids are in school,” said Harding. “Being a small community, the school is our only playground, so we want to make it a welcoming space for everyone.”
Both Harding and the school’s parent advisory council were thrilled when they heard that Foster Ag Services’ #ThankARetailer winnings would help them put the finishing touches on the project.
“I can’t wait until we get this project completed,” said Harding. “We are grateful for their support and look forward to thanking them again at our opening celebrations.”
The school hopes to have the landscaping finished this fall so students can enjoy the space in the spring.