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 for protein, 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

Farms.com – 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 Dinner: Manitoba Chicken Donates to Winnipeg Harvest

Resources

If you’re a recipient of one of our whole chickens and you’re not sure how to prepare it, we’ve provided Harvest Manitoba with copies of this infographic to eliminate the guesswork. 

How to Roast a Whole Chicken PDF

Have other 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.

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

National Chicken Month top ten Q&A number 6:

Do Manitobans have access to local chicken all year?

Answer: YES! Manitobans and Canadians have across the country have access to locally produced chicken year-round.

Because chicken farmers raise chickens indoors, they are able to continuously supply local chicken to restaurants and grocery stores in your communities throughout the year.
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It’s Farm and Food Awareness Week in Manitoba!

This week is dedicated to celebrating agriculture, food and agri-food products produced in Manitoba, and helping students and the general public learn more about local farming practices.

Our “Now You’re Cooking with Manitoba Chicken” booklet is a fantastic resource filled with recipes, chicken farming facts, food prep tips and more. This booklet is available to everyone and we’d be happy to send you a copy if you message us with your mailing details!

Stay tuned for more content for Farm and Food Awareness Week.

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Q5 of Top Ten Chicken Farming Q&A
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Answer: there are NO factory farms in Canada, only family farms! Over 97% of Manitoba Chicken farms are family owned and operated and across Canada, more than 90% are family owned and operated.

The Raised by a Canadian Farmer standards set out by Chicken Farmers of Canada requires registered chicken farmers to follow strict on-farm animal care and food safety protocols.

Farms are third party audited to ensure they are strictly following the regulations. Canadian chicken farmers raise some of the highest quality chicken in the world!
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National Chicken Month top ten Q&A number 6:
Answer: YES! Manitobans and Canadians across the ... country have access to local chicken year-round. Because farmers raise chickens indoors, they are able to continuously supply local chicken to restaurants and grocery all year.

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