It may have looked a little different but Farm Credit Canada's Drive Away Hunger campaign was another success.

Carla Warnyca, FCC's Manager of Community Investment says due to the pandemic and physical distancing requirements we had to really change the campaign this year.

"You know in years past, we had tractors and trailers going across the country picking up at schools and local businesses, and we weren't able to do any of that this year. So instead, we really relied on our partners to show up in a big way and boy did they ever."

She says this year they raised over 17 million meals for food banks and feeding programs across the country.

"Canadians are so generous and certainly in the Prairies that's no exception. We had wonderful numbers again this year in Alberta we raised
454 thousand meals, in Saskatchewan 692 thousand and in Manitoba 342 thousand."

Warnyca says all the food collected stays within the local communities for their own food bank programs.

This year marked the 17th year for FCC's Drive Away Hunger Campaign.