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What One Man and a Tractor Can Accomplish

What One Man and a Tractor Can Accomplish
In 2004, a Farm Credit Canada employee decided to use his vacation time and his tractor and wagon to help his community.  He hopped into his tractor, and with the help from local farmers and others in the area, collected food for the local food bank.  This single act of kindness has since grown into one of the largest food drives across Canada – FCC Drive Away Hunger.  Since its inception, FCC Drive Away Hunger has raised 27 million meals!

This employee works in the Farm Credit Canada Guelph office today, and FCC Drive Away Hunger is still going strong.  In fact, it’s going on right now!  From May 9 until October 14, 2016, FCC employees, volunteers and partners from communities across Canada will be collecting food and funds, with 100% of the proceeds going to Canadian food banks.  Tractor tours reach communities from coast to coast, all of the 100 FCC offices across the country collect food and funds, partners support the drive, and local schools participate.  Drive Away Hunger stretches far and wide to feed people who are food insecure and raise awareness of hunger in Canada.

If you’d like to engage with FCC Drive Away Hunger, visit FCCDriveAwayHunger.ca. There you can donate online, register your school, become a partner, or locate an FCC office to drop off your donation.  This year FCC has increased their goal to raise 4 million meals.  Reach out to help them achieve their goal!

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