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Wednesday, 23 October 2013 16:00

Farm Credit Canada's Drive Away Hunger does the job

Written by  Matthew Liebenberg

The annual Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Drive Away Hunger food drive in southwest Saskatchewan culminated with a tractor and trailer tour through the streets of Swift Current, Oct. 17. Food items were collected at various locations around the city and taken to the Salvation Army food bank. A total of 47,693 pounds of food was collected in the Swift Current and surrounding area. A grand total of 70,402 pounds of food were collected in the entire mini tour area, which consisted of the Swift Current, Kindersley and Rosetown areas. This year's food drive is the 10th anniversary of this nationwide program to reduce hunger across Canada. FCC Drive Away Hunger was launched in May and concluded last week with tractor tours in five provinces in the run-up to World Food Day on Oct. 16.

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