South West Terminal (SWT) presented Farm Credit Canada (FCC)’s Drive Away Hunger program with a cheque for $10,000 on Dec. 6 in support of local food banks.
SWT was one of the first grain terminals in Canada to spearhead FCC’s new Give What You Grow program – designed especially for producers to help feed hungry people in our communities.
Producers delivering to SWT terminals this harvest had the opportunity to donate a portion of the cash proceeds to this year’s FCC Drive Away Hunger program – which raised 6.5 million pounds of food across Canada and over 670,000 pounds in Saskatchewan.
Out of the $10,000 donation today, $5,000 was raised from SWT customers and employees, and the other $5,000 was matched by the company. One hundred per cent of all Drive Away Hunger donations go towards local food banks.
What is FCC Drive Away Hunger?
It’s a unique food drive that involves driving a tractor and trailer through communities each October to collect food and cash donations for food banks across the country. We also work with various partners across the country, like SWT, who help spread the message and raise funds for the cause.
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 more than 17 million pounds of food.
In Saskatchewan, over 24,600 people are assisted by a food bank each month and 48 per cent of those are children.
To learn more about FCC Drive Away Hunger and the Give What you Grow program, go to www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca and visit the FCC Drive Away Hunger media newsroom.