Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Train of Hope, or, how many railway cars are needed for 40,849 tonnes of food aid?

As I have mentioned before on this blog, I work in international development. My employer, Canadian Foodgrains Bank, provides food for people in the developing world who don't have enough to eat. In 2011-12 we provided 40,849 tonnes of food. Altogether, we helped 2.1 million people in 36 countries.

How much food is that? Enough to fill 450 hopper cars, or a train eight kilometres long--as this video amply illustrates!

Click here to view it directly on YouTube.

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