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BDO commits to 1 million meals for Drive Away Hunger campaign

/EIN News/ -- TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the 12th year, BDO Canada is helping to fight hunger, supporting Farm Credit Canada’s annual Drive Away Hunger campaign. To celebrate this long-standing commitment, the firm is aiming to collect 1 million meals to that go directly to food banks and school feeding programs in Canada.

“This time of year is really inspiring for us all at BDO,” said Pat Kramer, Chief Executive Officer, BDO Canada. “We come together to give back to the communities where we work and live in. I’m proud of our goal for 1 million meals – something we can achieve with our passion, teamwork and drive to make a positive impact.”

Established in 2004, Drive Away Hunger came to be 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.

To learn more about the 2019 FCC Drive Away Hunger campaign, visit www.fccdriveawayhunger.ca.
BDO’s campaign is running until October 16.

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 working out of more than 1,500 offices in over 160 countries, the network generates 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 fcc.ca or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter @FCCagriculture.

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