Farm Credit Canada enters their 15th year in collecting food donations for their Drive Away Hunger Campaign.
FCC has been accepting donations all across the Drumheller area that will help feed those within our area who may be experiencing food insecurities within their household.
"We had an amazing response this year. We actually had double the donations this year that we were able to collect over last year so, we are really excited and grateful to the community for that," explained Relationship Management Associate for FCC, Mandy Celik. "We were at the Drumheller Dragons game this past Monday and that had a great turn out there. We also had new schools join on to partner with us this year. We were really excited about that too."
"This is really important to our community. Within Alberta, they say that there is approximately 80,000 people that live with food insecurities and up to 40% of those are kids."
St. Anthony's School, Drumheller Valley Secondary School, Morrin School, Greentree School, FCC Drumheller and The Drumheller Dragons ended up raising 1,352 LBS of food as well as a total amount of $562 for the FCC Drive Away Hunger Campaign
"As a corporation, FCC works with the agriculture industry. So this is a great chance for us to bring the agricultural community together to help share the food it produces with those people who need it the most," concluded Celik.
With the combined food and money donations, FCC and the efforts of all the parties involved will be able to supply 2,141 meals to families with food insecurities.