BDO raises over 848,280 meals for Canadian food banks

October 24, 2016

BDO Canada LLP surpasses its goal to raise 700,000 meals for Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger campaign.

Toronto - From BBQs and bake sales to chili lunches and silent auctions, BDO offices from coast to coast hosted a variety of events this fall to raise awareness about hunger in Canada. Over the course of the four-week Drive Away Hunger campaign, the firm raised more than 848,280 meals to fill the shelves of food banks in communities across Canada.

“From Vancouver to St. John’s, our firm came together to raise over 848,280 meals this year to help support Canadians who regularly rely on food banks,” said Pat Kramer, CEO, BDO Canada. “I am very proud of our partners and staff for reaching this incredible total — 21% higher than our goal — making a difference for thousands of Canadians in our communities across the country.”

The concept for the campaign originated in 2004 when a Farm Credit Canada (FCC) employee drove an open-cab tractor trailer around Ontario for eight days collecting nearly 60,000 lbs. of food. The campaign has since grown to become the largest employee-led food drive in Canada, with 100% of donations directly benefiting local charities.

The 2016 FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign collected enough food to put 6.7 million meals on the plates of Canadians in need. To learn more, visit

For more information on BDO’s FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign, please visit

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