Manitoba Pork and [email protected] Marketing Services Co-op Inc. have made a donation of a combined $10,000 worth of product and financial support to Harvest Manitoba.
The contributions will support communities across the province with high-quality protein and much-needed healthy pantry staples.
“We are proud to support food banks across the province with this one-tonne donation of pork breakfast sausages and ground pork to Harvest Manitoba,” Manitoba Pork chair George Matheson said in a media release.
“Manitoba Pork is pleased to donate thousands of pounds of fresh and processed pork products every year, and thanks to Harvest Manitoba, we know that these goods will make their way to individuals and families in need across our great province.”
Harvest Manitoba feeds 80,000 Manitobans each month across the province and collects and shares 11 million pounds of healthy and nutritious food to feed those who are food insecure. One in eight Manitobans lives in a food-insecure home.
“We are absolutely thrilled to have Manitoba Pork producers kick off our Spring for Meals campaign with this timely food and funds donation,” said Harvest Manitoba CEO Keren Taylor-Hughes.
“With many federal financial assistance programs ending March 31, we expect to see another surge in demand as hard-working families, adults, and seniors struggle to make ends meet. Manitoba pork products will be a nutritious welcome addition to our Harvest Hampers.”
“On behalf of our producers and members, [email protected] Marketing Services Co-op Inc. is pleased to partner with Manitoba Pork to support Harvest Manitoba and its network of food banks to assist our province’s most vulnerable citizens,” said Bill Alford, [email protected] Marketing Services Co-op Inc. general manager.
Manitoba’s hog sector is a regular contributor to food security causes in the province, with Manitoba Pork making annual donations of more than two tonnes of pork to those in need.