SAINT-HUBERT, QC, May 5, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - To support the residents of Fort McMurray, who have been evacuated because of out-of-control forest fires, Agropur Dairy Cooperative is responding to the Canadian Red Cross's Alberta Fires Appeal by donating $25,000 for disaster relief.
Agropur is dismayed by the catastrophe which affects an entire community in a region where it has operations and wants to help.
In keeping with the cooperative values of solidarity and mutual support which it holds dear, Agropur is committed to supporting the collective effort to assist the affected families.
Agropur Cooperative is a North American dairy industry leader founded in 1938. With sales of $5.9 billion in 2015, the Cooperative is a source of pride to its 3,367 members and 8,000 employees. Agropur processes more than 5.7 billion litres of milk per year at its 39 plants across North America and boasts an impressive roster of brands and products including Natrel, Québon, OKA, Farmers, Agropur Signature, Agropur Grand Cheddar, Island Farms, BiPro, and the Ultima Foods joint venture's iögo and Olympic brands.
For further information: Véronique Boileau, Vice President, Communications, Agropur Cooperative, Phone: 450-878-1844