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Walkerton Food Bank receives significant CFO Cares fresh chicken donation for the holiday season

WALKERTON, ON – December 21, 2016 – The Walkerton food bank was the thankful recipient of more than 700 kilograms of fresh chicken donated as part of the CFO Cares program run by Chicken Farmers of Ontario (CFO).  The donation was made at an event held at the food bank on May Rd in Walkerton that was attended by a number of local politicians, chicken farmers and Food Bank Board members, staff and volunteers. 

The 720 kgs of chicken that was delivered to the Walkerton food bank will provide the equivalent of approximately 1,200 chicken meals for Walkerton and its surrounding communities this holiday season.

Attending the donation event among others were local food bank Chair, Maryanne Buehlow, and Manager, Dianne Waram, CFO Board Director Adrian Rehorst and local DCR Derek Detzler, Brockton Mayor David Inglis and Lisa Thompson, MPP for Huron-Bruce. 

“On behalf of my fellow farmers, I would like to thank the staff and volunteers of the Walkerton & District Food Bank for the important work they do for our community. Chicken farming is a large part of our local economy here in the Walkerton area, and we are grateful that we have opportunities like today to give back to those in need,” said Adrian Rehorst, who farms in nearby Teeswater, Ontario and serves as CFO’s Board Director for District 1.

The CFO Cares Food Bank Donation Program is working hard to alleviate hunger in Ontario. The Program is made possible in part by the Ontario Association of Food Banks, and enables chicken donations to local food banks ensuring that a steady supply of fresh, locally-grown chicken is available to Ontarians in need.

“The CFO Cares Food Bank Donation Program is placing fresh chicken protein in the hands of those who need it most," said Henry Zantingh, Chair, CFO. “This year some 250 Ontario chicken farmers have participated in the program for a total contribution of over 75,000 chickens and the number is growing every year.”
  

To learn more about the CFO Cares Food Bank Donation Program and how to get involved CLICK HERE.

Interested in hosting a CFO Cares Community Donation Event in your community? Contact foodbank@ontariochicken.ca today!

Pictured: Adrian Rehorst, District 1 Board Director addressing guests at CFO Cares Community Donation Event held in Walkerton, ON. 

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