December 11, 2020
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, pork producers and their industry partners across Ontario came together to support the Pork Industry Gratitude Project as a positive, people-focused fundraising initiative meant to bring some light into difficult times.
As producers of healthy, high-quality protein, Ontario’s pork producers believe in doing their part to ensure people in their local communities have enough to eat this holiday season. Some of the funds raised through the Pork Industry Gratitude Project were earmarked for community-based food giving by each of the 25 local pork associations across the province.
Each local pork association has been asked to nominate a local food-based charity in their community to receive a cash donation, just in time for Christmas. The response has been tremendous.
This initiative builds on a long-standing spirit of food-based giving by local pork associations across Ontario. This holiday season, perhaps more than ever, we know that many in this province will struggle to put food on the table.
Ontario Pork members and their partners across the industry have stepped up to demonstrate that even in difficult times, we can reach out to help our neighbours.