Broiler producers donate 1,400 kg of chicken
By Canadian Poultry magazineNews Company News
Farmers, in partnership with Yorkshire Valley Farms, donate to Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre.
Ontario chicken farmers, in partnership with Yorkshire Valley Farms, recently announced a donation of 1,400 kilograms of chicken, which will contribute to over 12,000 meals for families and individuals in need, through the Huron Country Food Bank Distribution Centre.
The donation of chicken was made through the CFO Cares: Farmers to Food Banks program, which enables chicken farmers to donate their chicken to food banks across Ontario. The CFO Cares: Farmers to Food Banks program contributes over one million meals a year to local food banks.
Ben Lobb, Member of Parliament for Huron-Bruce, and Lisa Thompson, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, and Member of Provincial Parliament for Huron-Bruce, joined Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) and Yorkshire Valley Farms for the announcement.
“Thanks to the continued support of the Ontario chicken farming community, since 2015, the CFO Cares: Farmers to Food Banks program has donated over eight million chicken meals. Proteins, like chicken, are among some of the most-needed items at food banks and we want to ensure that every Ontarian can access safe, healthy, nutritious, locally-grown chicken,” said Andrea Veldhuizen, CFO board firector for CFO Cares and District 4.
“We believe everyone thrives on good food. So, we are pleased to work with the CFO Cares program to help more nutritious meals reach more people. The product being distributed today through the Huron County Food Bank will support communities where some of our farmers and employees live. Initiatives like this are an important part of how Yorkshire Valley Farms works towards our mission to Make Food Matter More,” said James Sculthorpe, president and CEO, Yorkshire Valley Farms.
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