Big support seen for 2019 food bank campaign

Enough food was donated during Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger campaign to provide more than 16 million meals for rural food banks.

During the campaign, held in October and now in its 16th year, FCC teams drive tractors through various communities to collect food and donations.

“The annual food drive goes a long way toward replenishing the shelves at food banks and supporting school feeding programs across the country,” FCC said in a news release.

Supporters of the campaign in Ontario donated enough food and cash for 9.9 million meals. Ontario was followed by Quebec (3.8 million meals), Saskatchewan (756,000) and Alberta (488,000).

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