By Andrew Joseph, Farms.com
Doing its part to combat the pain of global hunger, farm real estate company FarmOntario personnel are donating a portion of their broker commissions to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
Four of the brokers who specialize in agriculture land sales with FarmOntario are taking part in the creative initiative as a means for the non-farming ag community segment to become more involed globally.
Citing how fortunate he is to be a part of Canada’s agricultural community, FarmOntario co-owner Phil Spoelstra and donor, said it is important to give back to the global community, especially during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic affecting the planet.
He felt that Canadians have been lucky to live in a place where we are able to produce and have access to healthy foods, and it isn’t the case in other parts of the world where they lack the agricultural security Canada has.
Spoelstra said that despite his own spiritual beliefs, he is aware that corporate social responsibility is often keen in the eye of the public, but that the motivation to want should never be to change someone’s view of a company, but rather act as a means of saying thanks for what one already has.
He said that the whole team at FarmOntario was eager to do their part as well by donating monies to such a worthwhile cause.
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