FCC’s Drive Away Hunger donations well up this year
October 24, 2013 By Farm Credit Canada
Oct. 24, Guelph, Ont. – Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger collected
more food this year than any other in its 10-year history.
Oct. 24, Regina – Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger collected more food this year than any other in its 10-year history.
The total of 6.5 million pounds of food represents a 108 per cent increase over last year.
All 100 FCC offices across Canada collected food and cash donations throughout the duration of the campaign launched in May.
As part of these efforts, tractor food collection tours occurred in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and at FCC’s corporate office in Regina.
FCC also contributed $500,000 to Food Banks Canada and provincial food bank associations, matching donations.
Partners are a major contributor to success. Two Platinum partners were BDO, one of the leading accounting and advisory firms in Canada and TMF Foods Ltd., a value added processor of meat products specializing in fully cooked entrées.
TMF Foods Ltd. was a new partner this year and donated 40,000 kilograms of peameal bacon. The protein-rich meat was distributed to food service agencies across Ontario to assist the 412,000 Ontarians who rely on food banks.
A B.C. greenhouse company, Windset FarmsTM, was among several other national partners.
Also involved were Parrish and Heimbecker Limited (New Life Mills), Federated Co-operatives Limited, Cargill Limited, Défi-Jeunesse and Solis Foods Corporation were also on board as national partners, playing an important role across Canada in collecting donations and helping FCC achieve its goal.
Since 2004, FCC employees and community partners have raised over 17 million pounds of food. To learn more about FCC’s most important community investment initiative, visit www.driveawayhunger.ca.
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