OTTAWA, June 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Egg Farmers of Canada handed a $10,000 cheque to Food Banks Canada after hosting a successful, popular Downtown Diner in Ottawa today.
Egg Farmers of Canada's 1950's-inspired diner served delicious egg sandwiches created by Marc Doiron of local restaurant Town to Members of Parliament, Senators, Hill staffers and the public, accepting donations to Food Banks Canada. Farmers from across Canada were on hand to discuss the success of their industry and the system of supply management, which allows them to deliver Canadians fresh, local, high-quality eggs every day.
"As Canadian egg farmers, we honour the social license we have to operate and work hard to be able to give back to our communities and Canadian society writ large," said Peter Clarke, Chairman of Egg Farmers of Canada. "People who came to our Downtown Diner have been incredibly generous and we are very proud to be able to make this donation to our long-time partner Food Banks Canada."
Egg Farmers of Canada has been collaborating with Food Banks Canada for more than two decades, and last year alone, more than 1 million eggs were donated to the organization.
About Egg Farmers of Canada
Now in its fourth decade as one of Canada's leading agriculture organizations, Egg Farmers of Canada manages the national egg supply and promotes egg consumption while representing the interests of regulated egg farmers from coast to coast. For more information visit www.eggfarmers.ca.
About Food Banks Canada
Food Banks Canada supports a unique network of over 3,000 food-related organizations in every province and territory that assists close to 850,000 Canadians each month. Together our network shares over 200 million pounds of essential safe quality food annually, provides social programs that help to foster self-sufficiency, and advocates for policy change that will help create a Canada where no one goes hungry. Visit foodbankscanada.ca for more information.
SOURCE: Egg Farmers of Canada
For further information: Alexandra Pecoskie, Citizen Relations, [email protected], 416-550-5640