New Partners: Alberta Chicken Producers

Jaimee Larson | November 30, 2020

2020 has been an incredibly unique year in Alberta and around the globe.  The need for a continuous supply of nutritious healthy food to support those in need is stronger now than ever.

The Alberta Food Bank FRESH team is excited to partner with the Alberta Chicken Producers in support of all 95 food banks in Alberta.  This partnership is a natural fit and will help expand the Alberta Food Bank Fresh initiative, which strives to offer a more reliable supply of fresh eggs, protein, dairy and produce at local food banks.

Alberta Chicken Producers is providing an annual financial donation that will be used to supply fresh, Alberta-raised poultry to food banks across the province. The annual donation will be shared equally amongst Food Banks Alberta, the Calgary Food Bank and Edmonton’s Food Bank to purchase Alberta-raised poultry, supporting both local food banks and local farmers.

This new partnership with Alberta Chicken Producers reflects how important industry collaborations are in helping Alberta’s food banks build a road toward long-term food sustainability.

“Like all Albertans, we greatly care about the health and wellbeing of our families, friends, and communities. We couldn’t think of a better way to support those in need than by launching our Good Neighbors Program. As part of this Program and on behalf of Albertas chicken farmers and their families, we’re proud to support the Alberta Food Bank FRESH initiative” says Jason Born, Chair of the Alberta Chicken Producers Board of Directors.