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MPP Toby Barrett & local farmers deliver fresh chicken to local food bank

Caledonia, ON - June 14, 2019 - Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, joined Chicken Farmers of Ontario’s (CFO) local chicken farmers to present fresh, healthy, locally-grown chicken to the Caledonia & District Food Bank.
 
The donation was made as part of the CFO Cares: Farmers to Food Banks program, which donates about 1 million fresh chicken meals to food banks throughout the province each year, in partnership with Feed Ontario. 
 
Feed Ontario supports 500,000 adults, seniors, and children that visit food banks in Ontario each year. 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.
 
Quotes:
 
“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 Tom Beischlag, 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.”
 
“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.”
 
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Media Contacts:
 
Kathryn Goodish
Director, Communications and Stakeholder Relations
Chicken Farmers of Ontario