Collaboration is a key component with the many organizations and business in our region, an example of the type of collaboration that we have is the following.
FCC Drive Away Hunger – Farm Credit Canada (FCC) in partnership with Smoky River FCSS launched the 13th annual FCC Drive Away Hunger with a goal of providing food and monetary donations for our local food bank. FCC Drive Away Hunger is a national food drive that’s collected more than 27 million meals for food banks in the last 12 years.
According to national HungerCount statistics, Alberta leads the country in increased food bank use in 2015. Food bank usage was up marginally across Canada in 2015, but the picture in Alberta was a stark contrast, with an increase of more than 23 per cent over 2014.
“Sadly, the surge was not wholly unexpected because the economic landscape in Alberta has changed drastically over the last 18 months,” says
Stephanie Rigby, executive director of Alberta Food Banks, the provincial food bank association. Our local FCC called upon the local schools, businesses and agricultural producers to donate food, cash or some of the proceeds from your field, bin, livestock or greenhouse to help the people who rely on Canada’s food banks every month.
Right here in the Smoky River Region, you can support our local food bank by bringing a cash donation to the FCSS office in the Town of Falher Building.
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