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CFO donating $25,000 to Feed Ontario

Funds to support charity's Emergency Response program.


April 22, 2020
By Canadian Poultry magazine

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On behalf of its farmer-members, Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO) is donating $25,000 to long-time partner, Feed Ontario.

The funds will help aid the charity’s Emergency Response program, which looks to provide pre-packaged emergency food boxes to food banks across the province.

The donation will enable Feed Ontario to provide 17,500 meals and snacks, in addition to the ongoing donation of Ontario chicken, to 225,000 people.

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Carolyn Stewart, executive director of Feed Ontario, welcomes the news.

“Our critical focus right now is making sure individuals who rely on food banks continue to have access to the food they need during this pandemic,” she says.

“This $25,000 donation will go a long way in our efforts to help ensure people have enough food to safely stay home.

“We’re extremely grateful to Chicken Farmers of Ontario for their ongoing support.”

To make the program more flexible for food banks, the board has also made some temporary changes to the CFO Cares: Farmers to Food Banks Program, which provides fresh chicken to food banks across Ontario.

CFO is expanding the program to include frozen, prepackaged and further processed Ontario chicken products in order to provide premium Ontario chicken to families and individuals in need.