BDO donates over 747,000 meals to food banks across Canada

November 14, 2018

TORONTO – BDO Canada marked its 11th year 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 over 4.9 million meals in food and financial donations to help reduce hunger in our communities.

“As we continue into our 11th year, we are proud to support and make a positive impact in communities across Canada,” said Pat Kramer, Chief Executive Officer, BDO Canada. “Giving back is a key aspect of our culture. To see our BDO people and clients fundraising together with spirited dedication is inspiring.”

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.

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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. Over 73,000 people work out of more than 1,500 offices in 162 countries, generating worldwide revenue of $8.1 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 Farm Credit Canada

FCC is Canada's leading agriculture lender, with a healthy loan portfolio of more than $33 billion. Our employees are dedicated to the future of Canadian agriculture and its role in feeding an ever-growing world. We provide flexible, competitively priced financing, management software, information and knowledge specifically designed for the agriculture and agri-food industry. As a self-sustaining Crown corporation, our profits are reinvested back into the agriculture and food industry we serve and the communities where our customers and employees live and work while providing an appropriate return to our shareholder. Visit or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture.

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