CFO donates $10,000 to Daily Bread Food Bank
By Canadian Poultry magazineNews Marketing Boards
Donation part of CBC’s annual Sounds of the Season fundraiser.
Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) announced a donation of $10,000 to the Daily Bread Food Bank as part of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s (CBC’s) annual Sounds of the Season fundraiser.
The donation was made as part of CFO’s food bank donation program called CFO Cares: Farmers to Food Banks. The program enables chicken farmers to donate fresh, nutritious, locally-grown chicken to food banks across the province.
CFO Chair Murray Opsteen joined CBC radio one’s Here and Now Toronto live on-air to make the announcement.
“Chicken farmers are grateful for this opportunity to make a donation, and our farmers continue to step up and do what we can to tackle hunger in our communities with the resources we have,” said Murray Opsteen, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Ontario. “As a chicken farmer and on behalf of the 1,300 family-run chicken farms in Ontario, today I am pleased to help give back to the people who need it most with a donation of $10,000 to the Daily Bread Food Bank, as part of CBC’s Sounds of the Season fundraiser.”
In addition to this donation, Chicken Farmers of Ontario continues to support local food banks all year long through the CFO Cares: Farmers to Food Banks program. So far, in 2022 over 500 farm families have donated through the program, providing fresh chicken to local food banks.
“Since 2015, Chicken Farmers of Ontario have been committed to giving back through the CFO Cares: Farmers to Food Banks Program to provide hunger relief across the province,” says Denise Hockaday, CEO of Chicken Farmers of Ontario. “We want to ensure every Ontarian can access safe, high-quality protein like chicken. Our farmers donate their fresh chicken year-round, to Ontario communities, proving food banks with a steady supply of fresh, locally grown chicken.”
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