Caring For Communities

Providing Families With Nutritious Chicken

With the generosity and support of our Manitoba Chicken Producers farm families and our industry partners Dunn-Rite Foods (Sunrise Poultry Processors) and Exceldor Cooperative (Granny’s Poultry), we formally launched our Caring for Communities partnership with Harvest Manitoba on April 23, 2020. We provided an initial donation of 3,000 chickens to individuals in need due to an urgent demand, during the peak of COVID-19. Our initial donation of chickens served a broad range of communities, reaching at least 1,500 First Nations individuals, newcomer families and hundreds of children including:

  • 3 rural First Nations communities;
  • 3 rural seniors’ food banks;
  • 3 women’s centres.

Beginning July 2020, we committed to providing Harvest Manitoba with 1,000 chickens a week to help meet the on-going demand for a nutritious source of protein.

Manitoba Chicken Producers and our industry partners are proud to give back to the communities in which we live and work.


Media Coverage

Media Release – April 23, 2020

Manitoba Chicken Producers, Exceldor Cooperative, and Dunn-Rite Food Products to provide extra Nutrition to Hungry Manitobans

Winnipeg Free Press – Apr 23, 2020

Manitoba Chickens Come Home Via Food Bank Program – April 24, 2020

The Manitoba Chicken Producers, along with Exceldor Cooperative and Dunn-Rite Food Products, developed the Caring for Communities partnership

Canstar News, , Sou’wester – May 11, 2020

Winner, Winner, Chicken Diiner: Manitoba Chicken Donates to Winnipeg Harvest


If you’re a recipient of one of our whole chickens and you’re not sure how to prepare it, we’ve created this infographic to eliminate the guesswork. Here are a couple quick tips to ensure your success: always use a meat thermometer. When it reads 180°F (82°C) inserted into the thickest part of the breast meat your chicken is done. Be sure to let your chicken rest when it comes out of the oven and you’ll be guaranteed moist, flavourful chicken.

Have questions about cooking with chicken? Be sure to visit our Cooking School page where you will find answers to your preparing, cooking, and storing chicken questions.

How to Roast a Whole Chicken PDF

If you would like to join us in supporting Harvest Manitoba, please visit for ways to get involved or donate.

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Our Earth Day Facebook Live is only one week away!

Tune in on April 22 at 7pm to hear from food & consumer relations specialist Gina Sunderland and professional home economist Getty Stewart @getgettys on how to stretch your grocery budget and prevent food waste.

We have two great recipes to share with you, we’ll chat about all things chicken, and we’ll share our best tips on how to be more earth conscious and sustainable in the kitchen.

Three lucky participants will receive $75 grocery gift cards. All you have to do is tune in, and engage with us in the comments on the Facebook live event.

We’re looking forward to sharing our healthy and incredibly delicious Chicken & Lentil Salad recipe with all of you this week on CTV Morning Live - Winnipeg this week. We know you’ll be adding this one to your recipe repertoire!

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