FCC continues to ‘Drive Away Hunger’

December 18, 2013
Written by Farm Credit Canada
Dec. 18, 2013, Mississauga, Ont. –Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has donated $127,477 to the Ontario Association of Food Banks as part of the 10th anniversary of FCC Drive Away Hunger.

“We raised over 1.9 million pounds of food for food banks across Ontario during Drive Away Hunger in 2013,” said John Geurtjens, FCC’s senior director of agribusiness and agri-food.

“For most Canadians, December is filled with celebration. However, some people in our communities will have very little food, if any, on their table this holiday season. FCC hopes this donation will help food banks fill their shelves and help those who need it.”

COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITMENT

During the holiday season, FCC employees will also make time for activities across the country to help. Among other things, they will participate in the “Adopt-a-Family” program, help children in need, volunteer at soup kitchens and support food banks.

It’s part of the organization’s strong commitment to give back to the communities where FCC customers and employees live and work. 



In Ontario, nearly 412,000 people turn to a food bank each month and 39 per cent of those assisted by food banks are children.

FCC Drive Away Hunger is a unique food drive that involves driving a tractor and trailer through communities to collect food and cash donations for food banks across the country. Since 2004, FCC employees and community partners have raised over 17 million pounds of food.

To learn more about FCC Drive Away Hunger, and watch the Drive Away Hunger video, go to www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca and visit the FCC Drive Away Hunger media newsroom.

Click here for an earlier campaign update.



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