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Food Bank in Cobourg Receives Chicken Donation

MP Lawrence and MPP Piccini join chicken farmers for donation showcase event


COBOURG, ON – December 17, 2019 – Yesterday, as part of the CFO Cares: Farmers to Food Banks program, a donation of fresh chicken was made to the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank in Cobourg.
 
Philip Lawrence (MP for Northumberland – Peterborough South) and David Piccini (MPP for Northumberland – Peterborough South) were on hand to congratulate and thank chicken farmers and food bank volunteers on the successful partnership and donation.
 
“Ontario’s chicken farmers are community members, volunteers, coaches, group leaders, and families that take pride in helping our neighbours and giving what we can, when we can,” said Tim Klompmaker, Board Director of Chicken Farmers of Ontario, “Through our CFO Cares Farmers to Food Banks program, hundreds of farmer families donate to local food banks in communities across Ontario, doing our part to tackle hunger.”
 
Launched in 2015, CFO Cares: Farmers to Food Banks is a collaborative initiative that enables farmers to donate up to 300 local-grown chickens to food banks across the province. This year, nearly 500 Ontario family farms are participating in the program and donating fresh, healthy, locally-grown chicken to Ontarians in need.
 
 “Under the responsible supply management system, Ontario chicken farmers are providing Ontario consumers with safe, healthy, nutritious, locally-grown chicken,” said Rob Dougans, President and CEO of Chicken Farmers of Ontario, “Ontario’s chicken farmers support jobs, local economies, and together - through the CFO Cares Farmers to Food Banks program - our farmer-members are supporting those in need.”