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.

Have you seen our Caring for Communities commercial on @ctvwinnipeg It highlights the importance our farmers place on giving back to the communities in which they work and live. Watch to learn how Manitoba Chicken Producers farmers, like Andrew and his family, are donating a continuous supply of lean, nutritious protein-rich chicken to Manitobans in need though our Caring for Communities partnership with Harvest Manitoba.
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We’re getting ready to celebrate World Chicken Day with @nita_sharda. Thank you Nita for sharing our incredible Thai Chicken Coconut Curry Soup recipe! It is one of our fall favourites! 🍲 This recipe makes a generous quantity, and the leftovers are equally as delicious and comforting as the first bowl. If you love Thai food this soup is a must try! ❤️

Enjoy Nita’s beautiful recipe reel and post here:

Ahhh it’s here, fall 🍁, and I’m all about being cozy with a warm bowl of soup! If you’ve been in my space for a while, it comes as no surprise that my family enjoys flavors from all over the world and my kids are a huge fan of this Thai Chicken Coconut Curry Soup. #sponsoredpost

With it being World Chicken Day on Thursday, October 13, you can save this recipe and schedule 🗓 it into your meal plan. Now, here are my top tips for this recipe since we’ve seriously prepared it about 20x!

Nita’s tried and true tips:
_Look for local @manitobachicken whenever you can at your grocery store
_If you’re feeding young children who aren’t used to spice 🌶, use a little less curry paste, then add more to your batch!
_I love the addition of shitake mushrooms and bok choy but you can use any mushroom or leafy green you have access to; I’ve used spinach in the past and it worked out lovely!
_If you purchase a stalk of lemon grass and have leftovers, chop it up and freeze it for the next time you prepare this recipe
_We love serving this on a bed of rice noodles but you could skip it or serve with your favorite rice variety too

This recipe is a total ✨ 10/10 – if you prepare it, let me know in the comments below.

Recipe link:
https://manitobachicken.ca/recipe/chicken-coconut-curry-soup/

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One of our favourite things is sharing new recipes. We’re so excited to to share our brand new Chicken & Chickpea Salad recipe on @ctvmorningwpg this week! If you have a can of chickpeas on-hand, garden tomatoes, left over chicken, and a cucumber, this salad is simply one of the most delicious, and healthies recipes you can make. It’s one of our new favourites! We’re certain it’s going to become one our yours too!

Find the full recipe on today’s stories and in our bio.
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Ready for our #Fall4MBChicken Twitter Party in celebration of World Chicken Day?

Tap through the ...graphics to see what you need to know about how to participate in a Twitter party.

Join the conversation for a chance to win 1 of 3 $100 grocery gift cards!

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Our #CaringforCommunities commercial is on @ctvwinnipeg It highlights the importance our farmers ...place on giving back to their communities. Chicken farmers like Andrew are donating a continuous supply of chicken to Manitobans in need though our partnership with @harvestmanitoba

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Ready for our #Fall4MBChicken Twitter Party in celebration of World Chicken Day?Here’s what you need to know about how to participate in a Twitter party! 1. Make sure you are following us @manitobachicken2. Join the conversation by replying to our tweets and engaging with other participants 3. We will post questions and number them Q1, Q2 etc. Reply to them and start your tweet with A1, A2 etc. So we know which tweet you’re replying to. 4. Include the #fall4mbchicken hashtag in all your tweets! ⭐️ TWITTER PARTY INVITE ⭐️ We have some fantastic new fall recipes to share with you along with meal planning tips and chicken farming facts. Join the conversation for a chance to win 1 of 3 $100 grocery gift cards! .:.#chickendinner #chickenrecipes #iheartchickenfarmers #twitterparty #virtualevent #winprizes ... See MoreSee Less
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