BDO is a proud partner of Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) Drive Away Hunger campaign and has donated over 2.6 million lbs of food to date.
The concept for the campaign originated in 2004 when an FCC employee drove an open-cab tractor trailer around Ontario for eight days to collect almost 60,000 lbs of food. The campaign has since grown to become the largest employee-led food drive in Canada. The tractor trailer now visits six provinces and spans nationwide, with 100% of donations directly benefiting local charities. These generous donations from members of the community helps respond to the high demand from individuals and families who visit food banks each month.
BDO has been a partner to this campaign for the past eight years. To this day, they have collected over 3 million pounds in food products. BDO offices across Canada participate each year to this event with a target of collecting a total of 500,000 pounds in 2015.
Since its inception in 2004, FCC has raised over 22 million lbs of food through its Drive Away Hunger campaign. According to Food Banks Canada, over 850,000 Canadians rely on food banks each month – many of whom are children.