Six community barbecues benefit local food banks across Ontario
TORONTO, June 22 /CNW/ - Turkey Farmers of Ontario, Maple Leaf Foods
Inc., Schneiders, and the Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) have teamed
up to help relieve hunger across Ontario with the first annual Gobble Away
Hunger Turkey Barbecue fundraisers.
Thanks to these partners, six community food banks will be hosting
barbecue fundraisers this Saturday, June 23rd. The barbecues offer guests the
opportunity to purchase Schneiders' Grill'ems Turkey Sausage and refreshments
in support of local and provincial hunger relief efforts.
"We are pleased to lend our support," said Heather Nahatchewitz of Turkey
Farmers of Ontario. "We know the summer months are the most difficult for many
food banks in terms of food and funds. This our way of helping to bridge that
Gobble Away Hunger is taking place in Belleville, Brantford, Chatham,
Lindsay, Niagara Falls, and Wasaga Beach.
"Food banks in Ontario find it increasingly difficult to meet the growing
need in their community, and it is a struggle to keep up over the summer,"
said Adam Spence, Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Food Banks.
"Turkey Farmers of Ontario, Maple Leaf Foods and Schneiders recognize the hard
work that food banks do year-round, and have made a commitment to help fight
Turkey Farmers of Ontario represents 185 farmers across the province by
positioning the turkey industry to service an ever changing provincial and
national market in a competitive, productive and profitable manner. For more
information on the industry, please visit www.turkeyfarmers.on.ca. For turkey
recipes, please visit www.turkeyrecipes.ca.
The Ontario Association of Food Banks is a network of over 100 food banks
including communities across the province from Ottawa to Windsor, and Niagara
Falls to Thunder Bay. Over 330,000 Ontarians turn to food banks each month,
over 40% are children. For more information about the OAFB please visit
For further information:
For further information: Adam Spence, Executive Director, Ontario
Association of Food Banks (OAFB), W: (416) 656-4100, C: (416) 543-0897;
Heather Nahatchewitz, Marketing & Communications, Turkey Farmers of Ontario,
T: (519) 748-9636