From a release
February 6 th was Food Freedom Day. Food Freedom Day is the day when the average Canadian has earned enough income to pay his or her grocery bill for the entire year.
This is something that Canadians should celebrate; only 37 days into the New Year and Canadians have earned enough income for their entire year’s grocery bill. Canadians are fortunate to be able to celebrate this day much earlier than many other countries.
Safe healthy food is one of the most important things in a person life and Canadians are very fortunate to enjoy this luxury. It seems as long as safe, high quality, affordable food keeps showing up on grocery store shelves there is nothing to be concerned about. Don’t be fooled!
Canadians need to do their part in order to keep our local farmers viable. Buying local is a perfect way to do this.
The Kent Federation of Agriculture recognized Food Freedom Day by coordinating local food donations to both the Salvation Army and Outreach for Hunger in Chatham-Kent. Since Canadians are fortunate to celebrate Food Freedom Day so early in the year we wanted to share with those in need. The local food donations were possible thanks to the partnership and generosity of:
- AGRIS CO-OPERATIVE
- DELHAVEN ORCHARDS
- CHATHAM-KENT, ESSEX CHRISTIAN FARMERS
- FARM CREDIT CANADA
- GRAIN FARMERS OF CHATHAM-KENT
- HIGHGATE TENDER MEATS
- KENT CATTLEMEN’S ASSOC.
- KENT FEDERATION OF AGRICULTURE
- NATURES FINEST PRODUCE
- PRIDE SEEDS
- RIVER BELL MARKET GARDEN
- ROESCH MEATS AND MORE
- THOMPSONS LTD.
- THOMPSON’S ORCHARDS LTD.
- and most importantly our Farmers!