Seed Programs International

MDRT Members Packing Seed to Fight HungerThis August, SPI got to travel around the world to host a seed packing event with our friends over at the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) during their first annual Global Conference in Sydney, Australia. MDRT’s charitable arm, MDRT Foundation, focuses on engaging, networking, and giving back through member and industry professional support to build stronger families and communities worldwide.

“It was inspiring to see one hundred of our members volunteer together to pack 20,000 seeds, knowing that so many lives would be changed. A big thank you to SPI for all the work they do to help feed and empower individuals and families from all over the world.” - Ted Rusinoff, MDRT Foundation President

Members packed carrots, swiss chard, lettuce, yellow onion, and butternut squash, reaching their 20,000 seed packet goal in two hours. That’s enough seed for people facing hunger and crisis to grow more than 50 tons of fresh vegetables!

The donated seed packets went to our new Australian partners: Quaker Service Australia, and Global Mission Partners. Seed from our packing event is going to South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Vanuatu, and other countries.

Quaker Services Australia (QSA) is an aid organization of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). They currently work with partners in countries throughout the world, including: Cambodia, India, Indigenous Australia, Malaysia, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and refugee and asylum seeking groups in Australia. QSA supports work in the areas of health, education, and human rights with a primary focus on food security. Providing training for people to create small vegetable gardens and earn a decent livelihood is a great way to meet this goal and ensure that these skills will stay in the community. The seed will be going to Rohingya refugees living in camps in Bangladesh.

Global Missions Partners (GMP) has been investing in life-changing partnerships with churches, individuals, and communities, both overseas and within Australia for over 125 years. GMP works in the areas of clean water, homes for orphans, agriculture, and supporting churches local churches.

Seed Packing events are easy and fun! It is a great hands-on activities for colleges, companies, conferences, churches, and other groups with similar missions. It’s an excellent opportunity to bring people together to work alongside each other while joining the fight to end hunger. Seed Programs International provides all the event supplies and guides you through the process. To learn more about how you can host a seed packing event, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on the partner organizations, visit Quaker Service Australia and Global Mission Partners.

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Seed Programs International (SPI)

Seed Programs InternationalSeed Programs International (SPI) is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-governmental humanitarian organization.

We work thorough other humanitarian organizations, church groups, service clubs and individual donors, to provide quality seed to impoverished communities in developing countries enabling them to grow some of their own food. In addition to seed, SPI provides critical seed expertise and experience operating seed based self help programs.”

SPI is operated by individuals with over 50 years seed industry experience plus over 20 years experience in vegetable research and production. We also have 15 years experience operating programs that have successfully shipped seed to over 70 countries on five continents. SPI has shipped enough seed to plant over 1,000,000 vegetable gardens, providing more than 20 kinds of vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals often missing in people’s diets.