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FCC helps drive away hunger

11.10.2018 06:29
By: Frank McGwire

Seven Brandon schools and the Wheat Kings pitch in

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - Seven Brandon schools are being asked to help fill a tractor trailer full of food today.

It's part of Farm Credit Canada's annual "Drive Away Hunger" program.

FCC Regional Director Wilco Van Meijl explains how it works.

"We worked with one of our partners in Mazer Group and they donated a couple of tractors for us to pick up donations from the schools and the kids are doing a great job pulling together," Meijl said.

FCC offices in Western Manitoba will participate in the drive to collect food for the local food bank.

"Not only in major centers like Brandon but we've got a big lead in smaller ag communities as well to help the local food banks," Meijl said. 

The Wheat Kings hockey team is also doing their part to pitch in.

"This Friday the Wheat Kings have been great to partner with us as well so if you're heading to the game bring a non perishable food item and all proceeds will stay here in town and go to the Samaritan Food bank," Meijl said.

It's the 15th annual food drive, with stops in 11 Manitoba communities in all.

FCC is once again contributing $100,000 to school meal programs across Canada as part of the Crown corporation's annual campaign to help alleviate hunger.