This is our sixth year as a national sponsor of the Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger campaign. Last year, this campaign provided more than 5.2 million meals for food banks nationwide! Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and its partners across the country launched the 13th annual FCC Drive Away Hunger with a goal of providing four million meals for Canada’s food banks.
This year, FCC Drive Away Hunger tractor tours will take place during the week of October 10 in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. FCC is also collecting food and cash donations in its office locations Canada-wide until October 14.
“Food is a basic need for every one of us, yet not everyone is fortunate to have enough to eat,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO. He adds:
We’re proud to bring together partners from across Canada’s agriculture and agri-food industry to provide food to people in our communities who need it most – especially children.
FCC Drive Away Hunger involves driving a tractor and trailer through communities to collect food and cash donations for food banks across the country. One hundred per cent of donations go to Canadian food banks, and anyone can visit fccdriveawayhunger to make a monetary donation.
“FCC Drive Away Hunger is an excellent example of how FCC and Canadian agriculture contribute to their communities and those in need,” Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay said. “I commend FCC for leading this national food drive and Canadian farmers for their continued generosity and support for food banks across the country.”