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CHEP donates $50,000 to Food Banks Canada

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Urgent support for Food Banks Canada as Canadian hatching egg producers makes substantial $50,000 contribution.

In a steadfast commitment to combat hunger across the nation, Canadian Hatching Egg Producers has once again demonstrated its dedication by making a substantial $50,000 donation to Food Banks Canada.

The soaring demand for food bank assistance in Canada has reached unprecedented levels, with many individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, the generous contribution from Canadian Hatching Egg Producers is poised to make a significant impact in the battle against food insecurity.

Erin Filey-Wronecki, Chief Development and Partnerships Officer at Food Banks Canada, highlighted the critical nature of this support. “Food bank usage is at an all-time high as many are struggling to make ends meet,” Filey-Wronecki stated. “Chicken protein is highly valued, needed, and appreciated. We are extremely grateful to the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers for their support at such a crucial time.”


The $50,000 donation comes as a timely boost to Food Banks Canada’s mission of providing essential food items to those facing food insecurity. Emphasizing the importance of protein-rich resources like chicken, the organization aims to address the nutritional needs of vulnerable populations.

Brian Bilkes, Chair of the Canadian Hatching Egg Producers, expressed the organization’s commitment to alleviating hunger and preventing it in the future. “As an organization dedicated to relieving hunger today while also preventing hunger tomorrow, we are honored to support Food Banks Canada and contribute to their vital work,” Bilkes affirmed.

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