FCC 'Drive Away Hunger' tractor tour in Atlantic Canada

Farm Credit Canada

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) invites the public to show support for the FCC Drive Away Hunger tractor tour travelling in Atlantic Canada between October 10 and 18.

A release states Drive Away Hunger is 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 says it is looking to provide 5-million meals for Canada's food banks this year.

Since 2004, the program has provided more than 50 million meals.

Tour Itinerary:
October 10: Moncton, Woodstock, Florencveille, NB
October 15: Woodstock, Grand Falls, NB
October 16: Charlottetown, PEI
October 17: Kentville, NS; Sussex NB
October 18: Woodstock, NB; Truro, NS

The FCC website says Food Banks Canada lists the following as the most needed items:
- Pasta, rice and sauces;
- Canned meats and fish;
- Meat alternatives (packaged nuts, peanut butter, soy)
- Beans, soups and stews;
- Canned and powdered milk;
- Canned fruits and vegetables;
- Whole grain cereals;
- Infant foods and formula;
- Cooking supplies (flour, oil, spices);
- Cash for the food bank to purchase fresh items;

More details on the FCC Drive Away Hunger tractor tour can be found here..