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Donation by Montérégie pork producers to counter food insecurity

François Nadeau, the president of the Éleveurs de porcs de la Montérégie, presents a cheque to Éric Vachon of Moisson Granby and Geneviève St-Jacques Thériault of Moisson Sud-Ouest. Nadeau was accompanied by pork producers Jimmy Martin and Daniel Veilleux.  PHOTO Courtesy of the Fédération de l’UPA de la Montérégie

 

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Éleveurs de porcs de la Montérégie has offered a donation of $2,000 worth of pork to each of three food banks in the region: Moisson Rive-Sud which serves the South Shore region, and Moisson Granby and Moisson Sud-Ouest which serve the Haut-Saint-Laurent, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Vaudreuil-Soulanges areas.

In addition to this $6,000 donation, the organization, which represents nearly 600 hog farms and over 850 pork producers, also presented a cheque for $1,250 to Moisson Rive-Sud, for a total donation value of $7,250.

“For us, being involved in our communities and doing our part to fight hunger and food insecurity in the Montérégie region is important,” says François Nadeau, president of the Éleveurs de porcs de la Montérégie.
The generous donation was made possible due to a partnership between the regional organization and the réseau des Banques alimentaires du Québec (Food Banks of Quebec) worth $145,000 over six years. (SR)

 

 

 

 

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