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FCC Drive Away Hunger provides over 6.7 million meals

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 2016952 Views

FCC Drive Away Hunger

FCC Drive Away Hunger provides over 6.7 million meals

Farm Credit Canada (FCC), along with its partners, participating schools and volunteers, have provided over 6.7 million meals for food banks nationwide, far surpassing this year’s goal.

“FCC Drive Away Hunger is about working with our partners, FCC offices and schools across Canada toward a common goal of reducing hunger in our communities,” said Michael Hoffort, FCC president and CEO. “It draws an important connection between those who produce our food and those in need of a helping hand.”

“I’m once again overwhelmed by the generous support of our customers and partners – we couldn’t have done this without them,” Hoffort said.

FCC Drive Away Hunger involves driving a tractor and trailer through communities to collect food and cash donations for food banks across the country. During the week of October 10, FCC teams drove tractors through communities in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick.

Partners are a major contributor to the success of FCC Drive Away Hunger. Platinum partners were BDO Canada, TMF Foods Inc., Dedicated Harvesters, Courchesne Larose and Chenail Fruits & Légumes.

In addition, seven national partners played an important role in collecting donations and helping FCC achieve its goal: Parrish and Heimbecker Limited, Windset FarmsTM, Co-op, AGT Foods, BroadGrain, SWT and Ray-Mont Logistics.

“We believe in this cause and we’re thankful to everyone who contributed – from the hundreds of employees who participated in their company’s food drive to the students who took the time to collect items from home to donate through their school,” Hoffort said. “No matter the size of the donation, it all makes a huge difference in someone’s life.”

FCC Drive Away Hunger is FCC’s flagship community investment program. Since 2004, FCC employees, customers and community partners have provided over 33 million meals to food banks in Canada. To learn more, visit www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca.

2016 FCC Drive

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $28 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. Our profits are reinvested back into agriculture and the communities where our customers and employees live and work. Visit fcc.ca or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture.

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For more information, photos or interviews, contact:
Éva Larouche (bilingual)
Farm Credit Canada
Corporate Communication
1-888-780-6647
eva.larouche@fcc.ca

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