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Find information about FCC Drive Away Hunger 2015 along with photos, media contacts and quotes and statistics. For media inquiries, contact Éva Larouche (bilingual) at 1-888-780-6647.

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FCC Drive Away Hunger Story PDF (373 KB)

News Releases

September 13, 2016 - FCC Drive Away Hunger tractors tour Canada in October 
October 19, 2016 - FCC Drive Away Hunger provides over 6.7 million meals

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Food Banks Canada

FCC has partnered with Food Banks Canada, a national charitable organization representing the food bank community across Canada. For over 20 years, Food Banks Canada has worked to build relationships with donors and the public to raise food and funds, increase awareness of the hunger issue and advocate on behalf of Canadians who are hungry.

Quotes and stats

National

“FCC Drive Away Hunger has achieved so much for so many people since its inception. This inspiring campaign brings together communities to raise food and funds that help thousands of Canadians who are struggling to get enough to eat. Food Banks Canada is grateful for FCC’s continued support in addressing hunger and supporting the food bank network across Canada.”
Katharine Schmidt, Executive Director, Food Banks Canada

Food bank use across Canada

  • Each month, over 850,000 Canadians are assisted by a food bank
  • Of those assisted by a food bank each month, 36 per cent are children
  • There are more than 450 food banks, and 4,500 food programs in Canada
  • There are nearly 600 rural food banks in Canada 

British Columbia

“Our food bank network is thrilled to have the 2016 FCC Drive Away Hunger Tractor Tour in Kelowna this year! Few events draw attention to food security in B.C. communities as effectively as FCC Drive Away Hunger. Our 98 food banks assist more than 100,000 individuals every month, and one-third are children. For every dollar raised, our food banks can provide the equivalent of three nutritious meals. With a partner like FCC, we know that we are that much closer to reaching our goal...a hunger-free British Columbia.”
Laura Lansink, Executive Director, Food Banks BC

Food bank use in British Columbia

  • Over 100,000 people are assisted by a food bank each month
  • 31 per cent of those assisted by food banks are children

Manitoba

“We appreciate the commitment of FCC in the fight against hunger. Their annual FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign is an important way to bring people together to help hungry families. Manitoba food banks feed nearly 64,000 people each month. It’s drives like this that support our local food banks and bring national attention to poverty and hunger.”
Graham Starmer, Executive Director, Manitoba Association of Food Banks

Food bank use in Manitoba

  • Close to 64,000 people are assisted by a food bank each month
  • 42 per cent of those assisted by food banks are children

New Brunswick

FCC Drive Away Hunger will continue to help the 19,000 people in New Brunswick who rely on food banks each month. It makes a positive difference, allowing food banks to buy fresh produce and other items that would not be in food boxes. Thanks to FCC for supporting New Brunswickers in need.
George Piers, President, New Brunswick Association of Food Banks

Food bank use in New Brunswick

  • Close to 19,000 people are assisted by a food bank each month
  • 32 per cent of those assisted by food banks are children

Ontario

“We look forward to partnering with FCC again for the 13th annual FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign. Not only does this campaign bring national attention to the real issue of hunger, it raises community support for rural food banks here in Ontario and directly helps the nearly 360,000 people turning to them each month in our province. Communities across Ontario are positively impacted by FCC Drive Away Hunger.”
Carolyn Stewart, Executive Director, Ontario Association of Food Banks

Food bank use in Ontario

  • Close to 360,000 people turn to a food bank each month
  • 34 per cent of those assisted by food banks are children

Quebec

“In Quebec, over 160,000 people are assisted by a food bank each month – 59,000 of whom are children. We are grateful for FCC Drive Away Hunger, which addresses hunger nationally and engages Canadians locally. Thanks to FCC for their leadership in engaging our communities to raise food and funds for local food banks and for families in need.”
Zakary O. Rhissa, Executive Director, Food Banks of Quebec

Food bank use in Quebec

  • Over 160,000 people are assisted by a food bank each month
  • 36 per cent of those assisted by food banks are children

Saskatchewan

“The FCC Drive Away Hunger tour brings much needed support to communities across the province through the commitment and enthusiasm of the FCC team and partners. This allows us to meet the needs of close to 27,000 people each month. The food, funds and volunteer support generated make the continued work of food banks across the province possible. Even more impactful is the community awareness and engagement this amazing effort creates around hunger and food security issues. Thank you to FCC for their continued leadership in the fight against hunger locally, provincially and nationally.”
Steve Compton, CEO, Regina & District Food Bank

Food bank use in Saskatchewan

  • Close to 27,000 people are assisted by a food bank each month
  • 45 per cent of those assisted by food banks are children