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Demand was high but Innisfail Growers had lost their venue in Red Deer because of the pandemic. So they set up a drive-thru operation, which attracted long lines of customers.

Albertans coming together while keeping their distance

COVID-19 can't stem the flow of good will and generosity

Drawing a heart and putting it in your window or turning on the Christmas lights. Finding small containers so you can give away farm-milled flour to a food bank. Teaching kids how to grow a garden. Across Alberta, people are finding ways to give their neighbours and communities a lift in these troubled times. In […] Read more

Drive Away Hunger campaign underway

Donations of cash and food are now being accepted at Farm Credit Canada offices for this year’s Drive Away Hunger campaign. The initiative supports meal programs in 100 schools across the country and since its inception, has provided more than 50 million meals. According to Food Banks Canada, more than four million Canadians — both […] Read more


Steve Breum launched Alberta Farm to Food Bank this year to help Alberta food banks access fresh, storable produce.

The need is great — and so is this farmer’s generosity

Desire to give back results in the Alberta Farm to Food Bank

Steve Breum was looking for a way to expand his vegetable operation and give back to the community at the same time when he decided to start growing fresh produce for food banks. “We’re in a recession here, and people don’t have the money for food. These food banks need donations,” said Breum, owner of […] Read more

Drive Away Hunger food drive surpasses target

Farm Credit Canada’s annual Drive Away Hunger initiative has provided more than 9.5 million meals for food banks and feeding programs nationwide. To mark the 15th anniversary of the program, teams drove tractors through various communities to collect food and donations for 15 days this fall. The effort in Alberta generated more than 570,000 meals. […] Read more


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 […] Read more

Food bank donation drive underway

Farm Credit Canada and its partners across the country launched the 13th annual FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign with a goal of providing four million meals for Canada’s food banks. FCC Drive Away Hunger tractor tours will take place next month in B.C., Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. FCC is also collecting food […] Read more