MCC History

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MCC History

For 100 years, the stories have been passed down through the generations. Stories of famine and disease. Of pain and hunger. It was the early 1920s, and the people of southern Russia were bearing the consequences of years of war and unrest. Here in Canada and the U.S., the Mennonite community turned toward the suffering and knew they needed to do something to help. They came together and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) was born.

Congregations gathered food, clothing and money. A team of relief workers went to Russia to work alongside local people to distribute goods and begin MCC’s development work. Tractors and seeds soon followed so that long-term stability could begin.

MCC History

It wasn’t long before 25,000 people a day were being fed around the tables of 140 soup kitchens in what is now Ukraine. At the same time, thousands more were getting the help they needed to immigrate to Canada.

Now working in more than 50 countries, MCC has grown into a global, non-profit organization focused on sharing God's love and compassion for all by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice.

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