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Food bank drive collects millions of meals

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The recently concluded FCC Drive Away Hunger collected enough food for 6.7 million meals, far surpassing this year’s goal.

The donated food was given to food banks, which assist 850,000 Canadians every month, with children accounting for 36 per cent of that number. There are more than 500 food banks in the country, with about one-third in rural or remote areas.

From May until October, teams of employees from Farm Credit Canada offices drove tractors and trailers through communities in B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick to collect donations.

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

Since 2004, the campaign has provided over 33 million meals to food banks in Canada. To learn more, visit

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