The Farm Credit Canada Drive Away Hunger Tour made its first stop ever in Morrisburg, October 10, thanks to St. Mary – St. Cecilia School.
Teacher at the school, Karin MacPherson learned about the Hunger Tour, which is a unique food drive whereby FCC travels through communities collecting food and cash donations and delivering them to local food banks, and decided to get her school involved.
MacPherson learned of the drive through the participation of St. Mary’s in Chesterville, since her mom (Maryanne Verhoeven)works at that school.
In St. Mary’s-St. Cecilia’s first time collecting for this food drive they were able to contribute 340 pounds of food to the Morrisburg location of the Dundas County Food Bank.
MacPherson is challenging her students to a friendly competition with her mom’s school for next year’s FCC Drive Away Hunger event. St. Mary’s Chesterville collected 455 pounds of food this year.
Since 2004, the FCC Drive Away Hunger has delivered more than 11 million pounds of food to food banks across the country.