CASSELMAN — Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is contributing $100,000 to school meal programs across Canada as part of FCC Drive Away Hunger.
For a third year in a row, FCC is supporting meal programs offered at 100 schools across Canada. Recipient schools were selected based on need by local FCC offices.
This year, the FCC office in Casselman will give $1,000 to Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School in Cornwall to support its food program.
They will hold a cheque presentation on June 4, at 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary School between Farm Credit Canada and school Principal Erin Merkley.
“No child should ever have to go to school on an empty stomach,” said FCC president and CEO Michael Hoffort. “That’s why we are joining our industry partners and taking the fight against hunger to the schools, as well as collecting food and cash donations for Canada’s food banks.”
FCC 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. Since 2004, the program has provided more than 50 million meals. To learn more about FCC Drive Away Hunger, visit www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca.