Turkey Farmers of Canada give back to rural communities this holiday season
As summer comes to an end and Thanksgiving slowly approaches, some Canadians will start thinking about ways to share their traditional turkey meal with family and friends. Unfortunately, many won’t be able to look forward to creating these holiday memories. With 150,000 Canadians in rural communities relying on a food bank, Turkey Farmers of Canada (TFC) is once again proud to partner with Food Banks Canada and help give back to rural communities across the country.
“We are really pleased to be in our eighth year of partnership with Food Banks Canada and on behalf of our Canadian turkey farmers we are proud to be supporting rural food banks across the country,” said Mark Davies, TFC Chair. This year TFC will be donating $50,000 to rural food banks with generous contributions from our members at British Columbia Turkey Marketing Board, Manitoba Turkey Producers, Alberta Turkey Producers and Turkey Farmers of New Brunswick for a grand total of $57,750. These funds will be distributed to rural food banks across ten provinces and three territories so that their clientele can enjoy a Canadian tradition and celebrate with family and friends. “Protein is critical to a balanced diet and often a challenge for food banks to acquire, particularly food banks in rural communities” said Pam Joliffe, Executive Director of Food Banks Canada. “We are so grateful for Turkey Farmers ongoing commitment to helping rural food banks and the 150,000 recipients they served each month”.
To make this a happier Thanksgiving, in addition to these donations TFC will be running a social-media focused campaign for a second year to help even more Canadians give a reason to be thankful this holiday. By sharing #TurkeyFarmersCare on Twitter and Facebook, we’ll donate another $1, to a maximum of $3000, for every hashtag mention between September 26th – October 10th.