Caring For Communities

Providing Harvest 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 start 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. As of November, 2021, Harvest provides food for more than 83,000 Manitobans each month, and Manitoba Chicken Producers is proud to play a part in supporting Harvest and the greater community.

Caring for Communities officially launched July 2020, with the commitment of providing Harvest Manitoba with 1,000 chickens a week to help meet the on-going demand for a nutritious source of protein.

We are very pleased to announce our continued Caring for Communities partnership with Harvest Manitoba into 2022, marking our third consecutive year of commitment. Manitoba Chicken Producers and our industry partners are proud to give back to the communities in which we live and work.

  

Media Coverage

Media Advisory for Immediate Release – December 9, 2021

Manitoba Chicken Producers, Exceldor Cooperative, and Dunn-Rite Food Continue Partnership with Harvest Manitoba to Support Families in Need

Harvest Manitoba – December 18, 2021

Harvest thanks Manitoba Chicken for recommitting to providing 1,000 chickens a week. “That’s healthy food for hungry Manitobans. WOW! We don’t have the words… except a big THANK YOU! We are a community of #HarvestStars!”

Harvest Manitoba Newsletter – December 2021

Let’s follow the 16,000 lbs of chicken from Manitoba Chicken Producers that will be the holiday dinner for vulnerable Manitobans this year. (See page 5).

Canstar News Sou’Wester – November 24, 2021

The amazing journey of a Harvest meal. How our community of Harvest Stars comes together to put food on 80,000 tables.

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 – April 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.

Thanks to everyone who entered our Cook With Manitoba Chicken giveaway!

Congrats to @jensmithson, winner of our prize pack valued at over $400!

Our next Manitoba Chicken event is on February 15 and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating National Chicken Month on our Facebook Live event. More prizes to be won just for tuning in and asking a question on the Live!

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Thank you @getgettys for kicking off our Canada’s Agriculture Day celebrations with our delicious Baked Chicken Parmigiana!

Let’s all get ready to raise a fork on Feb. 15 to the food we love and the incredible people who produce it! This is a day to reflect on the important connection of where our food comes from the hard-working farmers who produce it! We’re taking a moment to celebrate our amazing Manitoba Chicken Producers farmers, and all they do to ensure we always have access healthy, safe chicken to enjoy!

Enjoy Getty’s caption here:
Need a recipe to celebrate Canada Ag Day this February 15?

Try this easy, delicious Baked Chicken Parmigiana recipe from @manitobachicken #sponsoredpost

When you taste it, you’ll want to give a forks 🍴up to our Manitoba Chicken Producers farmers too!

How fortunate are we to have access to locally raised fresh chicken all year-round? We can thank our local chicken farmers for that. I am so grateful for all the hard work they do for us.

A few things about chicken farming in Canada 🇨🇦:
- meat chickens or broilers are free-run and can roam around in barns
- added hormones and steroids have been banned since the 1960s
- the chicken you eat does not contain antibiotics
-97% of chicken farms in MB are family owned and operated

For more information about chicken farming in Manitoba and tasty recipe ideas visit www.manitobachicken.ca

#manitobachicken #chickenparmigiana #ovenbaked #dinner #whattoeat #cndagday #easyrecipes #homecooks #chickenrecipe #chickenfarmer
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Thank you @nita_sharda for sharing our fabulous Chicken & Navy Bean Soup recipe! If you haven’t made the soup yet, it is a must try! This recipe ranks as one of our top 10 favourites! Healthy, easy and economical to prepare, and delicious!

Enjoy Nita’s post here. I’m certain you’ll be inspired to want to make the soup right away!🥣 COZY CHICKEN + NAVY BEAN SOUP 🥣

If you live where I do, you know that we are in full out winter mode! That only calls for one thing ➡️ soup! If you’re up for a budget friendly and tasty recipe, @manitobachicken has got you covered with this Chicken and Navy Bean Soup, it literally feels like a hug 🤗 in bowl and there is no greater feeling than this. #sponsoredpost

There’s a few reasons I’m really excited to feature this recipe. First, it’s National Homemade Soup Day right around the corner, and as someone who is deeply grateful for farmers it’s also Canada’s Agriculture Day on February 15th!

A few other things that you might appreciate about this recipe:
✅ The lean chicken provides a healthy source of lean protein.
✅ The white navy beans elevate the fibre content, which helps keep you full!
✅ It’s loaded with vegetables like carrots, tomato and celery.
✅ My favorite…it’s freezer friendly which is a great #momwin for me.

Find the recipe by clicking the link in my bio! Or, visit https://manitobachicken.ca/recipe/chicken-navy-bean-soup/

#maitobachicken #chickensoup #souprecipe #comfortfood #thenewhealthy #dinnertonight #lunchideas #soupandsandwich #comfortfoodie #thekitchn #chickenrecipe #eatmoreveggies #freezerfriendly #budgetfriendlyrecipe #soupweather #easyrecipes #lunchinspiration #onepotmeal #nationalhomemadesoupday #CNDAgDay
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Save the date: February 15 - Facebook Live Event

Join us on February 15 at 7pm CST for a special Facebook Live in celebration of Canada’s Agriculture Day 🐓🌾👨‍🌾 🇨🇦

We’re pleased to welcome Manitoba Chicken Producers farmer Rachel Plett as a special guest. She will share about her experience as a third generation chicken farmer and give you an exclusive look at her family owned and operated farm. We’ll also be introducing you to two of our other farm families.

On the Live we’ll also show you how to make two fantastic chicken toast recipes:

Chicken Hummus Toasts and
Open Face Chicken and Brie Toasts

Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time to showcase all the amazing things happening in our industry and to help consumers learn about the connection between where their food comes from and the people who produce it. We hope you can join us!

Of course, as with all of our Lives, there are amazing prizes to win! We have three $100 grocery gift cards up for grabs for tuning in and asking Rachel a question about chicken farming! We also have free recipe booklets and Manitoba’s Chicken jar openers for everyone!

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Thanks to everyone who entered our Cook With Manitoba Chicken giveaway! Congrats to Jen Smithson, ...winner of our prize pack valued at over $400!

Our next event is on February 15 and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating National Chicken Month on our Facebook Live event.

On February 15, share your passion for agriculture and food, and inspire others to join the ...conversation with #CdnAgDay!
We can't wait to celebrate with you 🎈🎉

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Thanks to everyone who entered our Cook With Manitoba Chicken giveaway! Congrats to @jensmithson, winner of our prize pack valued at over $400! Our next Manitoba Chicken event is on February 15 and we hope you’ll join us in celebrating National Chicken Month on our Facebook Live event. More prizes to be won just for tuning in and asking a question on the Live! ...#chickenfarming #chickenrecipes #cookwithmbchicken ... See MoreSee Less
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