Chicken Farmers of Ontario

CFO Awarded For Food Bank Program

The Chicken Farmers of Ontario have been recognized for the efforts of the CFO Cares Food Bank Donation Program.

The Paul Mistele Memorial Award was given to the organization by the Ontario Association of Food Banks.

OAFB’s Executive Director Carolyn Stewart was hard pressed for words to describe her gratitude to the farmers for the program.

She says it has dramatically increased the amount of fresh food available in over 85 communities across the province.

Since the program began a year and a half ago, nearly 300 chicken farmers have registered, contributing more than 175,000 kilograms of chicken to food banks.

CFO Chair Henry Zantingh says the donations show how much farmers care about their communities.

The award was handed out at Farm and Food Care Canada’s annual Harvest Gala.