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.

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. Today we celebrate the heritage, diversity and achievement of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, and we recognize the contributions of Indigenous Peoples to Canada’s agriculture industry. The summer solstice also typically falls close to June 21 which holds cultural significance for many Indigenous peoples and communities.

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To all of our wonderful, caring Manitoba Chicken Producers families and friends we wish you a Happy Father’s Day! ♥️

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Who’s looking forward to celebrating Dad tomorrow? We sure are excited to be able to get together with family outdoors.

If you’re still unsure of what to make for your Father’s Day dinner, look no further. We’ve curated the perfect menu for you!

To start, coconut lemongrass chicken featuring Thai inspired flavours. Your tastebuds will be wowed with this appie!

Then we’ll keep things light with a Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad, and guess what? The chicken isn’t the only grilled part of this dish… we grill the romaine too and it’s unbelievably delicious and flavourful.

For the third dish we recommend Spanish chicken skewers with yoghurt sauce. These are great served with a side of flatbread or rice!

Find the recipes on our website manitobachicken.ca

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Meet Manitoba chicken farmers Evy and Rod Wiebe. They took over Rod’s parents family farm in 1994 and together, they have been farming on it ever since and have raised a beautiful family on the farm.

Evy will be the first to tell you she loves being a chicken farmer. She speaks with passion about the privilege of being able to nourish fellow Manitobans year-round by providing them with local chicken as a source of nutritious protein. Evy and Rod take this responsibility very seriously and work hard to ensure they raise the highest quality chickens. Read the rest of their story in our Meet Our Farmers blog with this link or by using the link in our bio. https://ecs.page.link/AY9j7
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Today we celebrate the heritage, diversity and achievement of First Nations, Inuit and Métis ... peoples, and we recognize their contributions to Canada’s ag industry. The summer solstice also falls close to June 21 which holds cultural significance for many Indigenous communities.

To all of our wonderful, caring Manitoba Chicken Producers families and friends we wish you a Happy ... Father’s Day! ♥️

#fathersday #mbchicken #chickenfarmers

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