FCC Drive Away Hunger


By Micah Waddell 
The Neepawa Banner & Press 

Although Canada is considered to be a country with high quality of life over all, not all residents are fully cared for, in fact, one third of all Canadians who really on food banks are children.

From Oct. 6, to Oct. 13, FCC partners with businesses and schools all over the country to collect food and monetary donations for their annual Drive Away Hunger campaign.

This year, in particular, FCC has partnered with Neepawa-Gladstone Co-ops to provide pre-made donation bags for purchase. If people wish to donate other items, the Neepawa FCC office and other locations around town will also collect donations for the event’s duration. Drive Away Hunger began in 2004 and has since collected 33 million meals for those in need. In 2016, the campaign collected 6.7 million meals. FCC also donates a total of $100,000 to its supporting schools and their food programs.

The FCC website has a complete list of food items if anyone needs ideas for what to donate. Donations can be made online, through partnered businesses, including the Neepawa Banner, or partnered schools, 100 per cent of all proceeds go to Canadian food banks. Donations for the Neepawa area go to the local Salvation Army. It is recommended that donations be delivered before Oct. 13.