TRURO – A farm tractor and trailer involved in a “drive away hunger” tour has been making a number of stops in the Truro area this week.
The tour is part of Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) food drive that involves driving a tractor and trailer through communities to collect food and cash donations for food banks across the country.
FCC employees from coast to coast, along with several community partners, will strive to collect a record five million pounds of food for Canada’s food banks this year to mark the 10th anniversary of the program. One hundred per cent of donations go to Canadian food banks.
Since 2004, the program has raised more than 11 million pounds of food.
In Nova Scotia, more than 23,000 people are assisted by a food bank each month and 32 per cent are children.
Below are listings for the most needed items and the stops the tractor trailer is making at local schools:
• Pasta products and rice
* Most needed items:
• Canned meat and fish
• Dry and canned soups, stews
• Canned fruit and vegetables
• Breakfast cereal
• Peanut butter
• Canned or powdered milk
• Fruit juices
• Pasta sauce
• Beans and legumes
• Infant formula and baby food