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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Ag Minister Challenges Set an Extra Plate!

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, joined Mark Davies, chair of the Turkey Farmers of Canada to present a donation of Canadian turkeys to Food Banks Canada. Sept. 27, 201
In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz also challenged Canadians to fill up an extra plate this holiday season for local food banks.
"As Canadians we have much to be thankful for, particularly the hard work of farmers and producers, like those with Turkey Farmers of Canada, who deliver high quality food to our grocery stores," Ritz said in a release.
"The Fall harvest season is a busy time for Canadian farmers, but it can also be a difficult time for families with limited resources," added Lemieux. "As we celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, I encourage everyone to give a helping hand to the food banks in our communities, which work hard delivering food and support to families in need."
"We know that individuals and families across Canada struggle everyday to put food on the table," Katharine Schmidt, executive director of Food Banks Canada, said in the release. "Our partnership with Turkey Farmers of Canada will ensure that we can provide a nutritious and important part of Thanksgiving so that families can celebrate the holiday this season." Read the original article:

Canadian Meat Business - The Beef, Poultry and Pork Industry Magazine - Article Information
The Turkey Farmers of Canada is a national organization representing Canada's registered turkey farmers for over 36 years.
Food Banks Canada, a national charitable organization, represents the food bank community across Canada. The group depends on financial and gifts-in-kind support to reduce hunger in Canada by feeding people across the country.

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