BDO donates over 700,000 meals to food banks across Canada

October 31, 2017

BDO Canada LLP contributes almost 10% of record-breaking total for Farm Credit Canada’s Drive Away Hunger campaign.

TORONTO, October 20, 2017 – BDO Canada marked a decade of contributing to Canadian food banks with another successful year joining forces with Farm Credit Canada (FCC) on Drive Away Hunger. Over the course of BDO Canada’s participation in the Drive Away Hunger initiative, the firm collected 720,000 meals in food and financial donations to help reduce hunger in our communities.

“Our BDO team is passionate about supporting those in need and making a positive impact in communities across Canada,” said Pat Kramer, Chief Executive Officer, BDO Canada. “A key aspect of our culture is giving back, and it’s with great pride that each year, BDO colleagues and clients alike embrace our passion for giving to creatively fundraise and make generous contributions with a lasting impact. It’s inspiring to see people at BDO deeply respect the communities they serve.”

BDO’s four-week campaign raised nearly 10 per cent of all contributions to the overall campaign. This year’s FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign collected enough food and financial donations to put over 7.28 million meals on the plates of Canadians across the country. The total is FCC’s highest ever.

Drive Away Hunger started in 2004 when a Farm Credit Canada employee drove an open-cab tractor trailer around Ontario for eight days to collect almost 60,000 pounds of food. The campaign has grown to become the largest employee-led food drive in Canada, with 100 per cent of donations directly benefiting local charities.

Over its 10 years of participation in the campaign, BDO proudly delivers enough food and financial support to provide about 3.5 million meals to our local food banks.

To learn more about the 2017 FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign, visit

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About BDO

BDO Canada LLP is a leading provider of professional services to clients of all sizes in virtually all business sectors. Our team delivers a comprehensive range of assurance, accounting, tax, and advisory services, complemented by a deep industry knowledge gained from nearly 100 years of working within local communities. As part of the international BDO network, we’re able to provide seamless and consistent cross-border services to clients with global needs. With nearly 67,000 people working out of more than 1,400 offices in over 150 countries, the network generates worldwide revenue of $7.60 billion.

BDO Canada LLP, a Canadian limited liability partnership, is a member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO member Firms.

About FCC

FCC is Canada’s leading agriculture lender, with a healthy portfolio of more than $26 billion and 20 consecutive years of portfolio growth. FCC is strong and stable – committed to serving the industry through all cycles, and to being socially and environmentally responsible. FCC provides financing, insurance, software, learning programs and other business services to producers, agribusinesses and agri-food operations. Employees understand agriculture and are committed to the success of customers and the industry. With FCC in the market, producers benefit, agriculture benefits, rural Canada benefits and so do all Canadians.

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