December 18, 2020
Maple Leaf Farms donates 25 tonnes of poultry for hunger relief
This year, Maple Leaf Farms, Inc has donated more than 25 tonnes of poultry products to food banks and pantries in Indiana, the United States, in an effort to support hunger-relief organisations.
"Our family-owned company places great emphasis on giving back to our communities," said Maple Leaf Farms co-president Scott Tucker. "As a food company, it only makes sense that we serve local hunger-relief organisations that serve such an important need."
In addition to donating food to local charities like the Milford Food Bank, Maple Leaf Farms also made direct contributions to charities feeding frontline workers who were working tirelessly to combat COVID-19 and food industry staff who were furloughed due to various stay-at-home orders.
"The charities we work with have taught us that food, particularly meat and poultry, is always a great need," said Zach Tucker who serves as the philanthropy chair for the Tucker Family Council, which guides Maple Leaf Farms' charitable giving programmes. "We are pleased that our donations can make a positive impact in a very challenging year."
Most recently, Maple Leaf Farms partnered with the Kosciusko County Farm Bureau to make a matching donation to Combined Community Services. In total, the organisations provided more than 5,000 portions of high-quality poultry products.
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