The local The local Canadian Food Grains Bank (CFGB) project HELP will be holding an open house on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Cabane à Sucre in St. Pierre.
According to Gerald Lahaie, with HELP, the meeting will consist of a question and answer period about the program. A presentation will also be made by Roberta Gramlich who will explain the works of Development and Peace as to its partnership.
“We believe that positive results have been achieved in needy countries as a result of these contributions,” stated Lahaie.
Development and Peace (The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace is the official internation development organization of the Catholic Church. Development and Peace has supported 15,200 local initiatives in fields such as agriculture, education, community action as well as the consolidation of peace and advocacy for human rights in 70 countries.
In 2011, the local H.E.L.P. designated 50% of its’ profits in the amount of $20,000 to Development and Peace. These funds were matched 4 to 1 by The Canadian International Development Agency for a total of $100,000.