Annual Drive Away Hunger campaign now underway

Camrose and Lloydminster are two of the stops on Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger tractor tour this year.

The Drive Away Hunger campaign collects food and cash donations for food banks and hunger programs. Beginning Oct. 10, tractors pulling trailers will visit communities in five provinces to collect donations, which can also be made at FCC offices until Oct. 13. (Monetary donations can be also made at www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca.) In addition to co-ordinating the food drive, FCC will also donate $100,000 to school meal programs across Canada.

An estimated 860,000 Canadians, many of whom are children, experience hunger every month, Michael Hoffort, president and CEO of the ag lender, said in a release.

Since it started in 2004, the campaign has collected enough food and cash donations to make 33 million meals.

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