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.
Manitoba Chicken Producers, Exceldor Cooperative, and Dunn-Rite Food Products to provide extra Nutrition to Hungry Manitobans
The Manitoba Chicken Producers, along with Exceldor Cooperative and Dunn-Rite Food Products, developed the Caring for Communities partnership
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.