September 9, 2014 (Mississauga, Ontario) – At this time of year, many, but not all, of us are thinking about our Thanksgiving feast and the delicious turkey meal we’ll enjoy with family and friends. Unfortunately, many residents of Canada aren’t able to look forward to such a gathering.
For the past six years, the Turkey Farmers of Canada and their member organizations, have been assisting thousands of Canadian families in rural communities during the Thanksgiving period, and throughout the calendar year. But more can be done, and we’re challenging Canadians to participate in a Buy One Give Onecampaign. In order to help as many families as possible to continue to enjoy a family tradition even during difficult times, when buying your own family’s turkey purchase a second one to give to your local food bank.
“Our hope is that Canadians will BOGO this year – that is buy a turkey and give one to their local food bank to help others in their own communities,” said TFC Chair, Mark Davies.
Almost 850,000 Canadians – including families, seniors and students – turn to food banks in an average month and of these, over 36% are children. Rural food banks make up nearly half of food banks in the country. BOGO by finding your local food bank through the Food Banks Canada website. Follow and join the conversation online using #BOGOTurkey.
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