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The Moose Jaw Warriors are excited to announce that they’ll be teaming up with Farm Credit Canada and hosting a stop on FCC’s Drive Away Hunger tour. FCC volunteers will be collecting food and cash donations prior to the Warriors game against the Everett Silvertips Tuesday, October 16th at Mosaic Place.
“In Moose Jaw, more than 300 food hampers are distributed each month. That means more than 9,000 people receive help from the local food bank each year and about 3,500 of those are children,” explained Brent Bender, FCC Director, Regina District. “FCC’s Drive Away Hunger program is a way for the Moose Jaw community to work together to reduce hunger and make a difference for those in need, and we are excited to have the Warriors as partners.”
On October 14th, as fans are leaving the Warriors game against Tri City, FCC volunteers will be handing out collection bags. The Saskatchewan tour launch will take place on the 15th with a BBQ at Prince Arthur Community School. Members of the Warriors will be on hand to help serve lunch.
The Drive Away Hunger tour begins on the 16th with tractors and trailers from three local dealerships making stops at Moose Jaw schools and businesses throughout the day, collecting food and cash donations for the local food bank. The Moose Jaw leg of the tour wraps up with the tractors arriving at Mosaic Place at 5:30pm, where fans will be encouraged to drop of the collection bags prior to that night’s Warriors game.
All donations collected throughout the city will go to the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank.
“This is an opportunity for the Warriors to partner with FCC and their initiative to Drive Away Hunger,” said Warriors Director of Business Operations Corey Nyhagen. “The Warriors are always looking for ways to support the community and surrounding areas that support us, the Drive Away Hunger tour is another way for the organization to lend its support to a program that will benefit individuals and families in our city.”
Each year FCC partners with local food banks, schools, businesses, community groups, and it’s customers to help 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 local food banks with this year’s tour taking place from October 15 to 19.
FCC Drive Away Hunger will move on to Assiniboia on the 17th and Weyburn on the 18th. This year’s goal is to collect one million pounds of food and $500,000 for local food banks across the nation. One hundred percent of donations go to Canadian food banks.
To find out more about FCC Drive Away Hunger, visit www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca