FCC Drive Away Hunger collects 23,900 pounds of food in Surrey

Donations to benefit food banks.

Farm Credit Canada (FCC)  travelled in Surrey and area yesterday (Oct. 12) to help local food banks. The FCC Drive Away Hunger tour ended its day with a total collection of 23,900 pounds, with donations still rolling in.

What is FCC Drive Away Hunger? It’s a unique food drive that involves driving a tractor and trailer through communities to collect food and cash donations for food banks across the country.

FCC employees from coast to coast, along with several community partners, are joining forces this week to fight hunger.

FCC Drive Away Hunger is about making a difference in our communities by working together to help Canadian food banks feed people in need. Since 2004, the program has raised over 5.2 million pounds of food.

To learn more about FCC Drive Away Hunger, and watch the Drive Away Hunger video, go to www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca and visit the FCC Drive Away Hunger media newsroom.

Food bank use in British Columbia

• In B.C., over 94,000 people are assisted by a food bank each month

• Of those assisted by a food bank each month, 30 per cent are children

• There are more than 100 food banks, and 200 affiliated agencies in B.C.

• 67 per cent of food banks service rural clients.

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