The national event is sponsored by Farm Credit Canada (FCC) and is marking its 15th anniversary.
A tractor and trailer, manned by FCC employees, will visit nine locations in Humboldt today (Thurs, Oct 4)
“It’s pretty awesome to get out and know that you are filling the shelves of the Food Bank for those who need it, especially close to Thanksgiving,” says Adrianna Wormworth.
The FCC Drive Away Hunger Program usually reduces the Humboldt and District Food Bank’s grocery bill by 25 percent.
There will be nine stops on the tour, including three schools. (St. Dominic, Humboldt Public and St. Augustine)
“The kids just love seeing the tractor parked outside and they help us load up all of the food into the trailer,” says Wormworth.
There are so many donations that the trailer needs to make a midday stop at the Food Bank to ensure there is enough room for the afternoon donations.
The FCC Drive Away Hunger program will also be collecting donations in Saskatoon (October 11), Moose Jaw (October 12) and Yorkton (October 17).
The national program has provided more than 40 million meals since its launch in 2004.