October 7, 2013, SASKATOON, SK (ISN) – The Saskatoon Blades are extremely excited to announce that they are partnering up with Farm Credit Canada to join FCC’s Drive Away Hunger tour.
Volunteers from FCC will be on hand to collect food and cash donations before the Saskatoon Blades home game against the Swift Current Broncos on October 11th, 2013.
To help get the collection of food started, FCC volunteers will hand out bags to fans as they leave the Credit Union Centre on October 9th, following the Blades home meeting against the Vancouver Giants. Fans can then return with the bags filled with food to the next Saskatoon Blades home game on October 11th.
“With Thanksgiving upon us, it is important to remember those who may not be as fortunate as others. In Saskatoon, more than 12,000 people receive help from the local food bank each month and about 43 per cent of those are children,” explained Garnett Volk, FCC Director, Saskatoon District. “FCC’s Drive Away Hunger program is a great opportunity for the Saskatoon community to work together to reduce hunger and make a difference for those in need. We are very excited to have the Saskatoon Blades as partners this year.”
All donations for this drive between the Saskatoon Blades and Farm Credit Canada go directly to the food bank to help those who need it the most.
“Hunger is a disturbing issue we have in our community,” says Saskatoon Blades President Steve Hogle. “The Blades are honoured to partner with Farm Credit Canada and the Saskatoon Food Bank to take on such a critical challenge. We look forward to working together to help make a difference in our community.”
Each year FCC partners with food banks, schools, businesses, community groups, and it’s customers to fight hunger in Saskatchewan and across Canada through the FCC Drive Away Hunger program. The initiative involves tractors travelling through communities to collect food and cash donations for food banks.
Below is a list of most needed food items according to Food Banks Canada:
- pasta products and rice
- canned meats and fish
- dry and canned soups and stews
- canned fruits and vegetables
- breakfast cereal
- canned/powdered milk
- fruit juices
- pasta sauce
- beans and legumes
- infant formula and baby food
To find out more about FCC Drive Away Hunger, visit www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca