WINCHESTER – The Dundas Cattlemen’s Association delivered fresh ground beef Dec. 2 to a local foodbank, Community Food Share, which serves Dundas and Stormont counties.
“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has created so much uncertainty. We know there are those in our community who are faced with difficulties, and foodbanks are struggling to keep up with the increased demand for their services,” says Ian Payne, President of Dundas County Cattlemen’s Association. “Our board made a unanimous decision to do more to help and organize a donation of ground beef for Community Food Share.”
“Late fall is always a busy time at the CFS food banks, particularly this year when we have had many previous and new clients requiring assistance,” says Jane Schoones, Team Leader, Community Food Share. “The Dundas Cattlemen’s Association’s donation of local, fresh, ground beef helped us to restock our freezer just as we were running low. Community Food Share serving Dundas & Stormont appreciates the continued support received from beef farmers in our counties.”
The donation equates to 100 pounds of ground beef and was made possible through a partnership with Greg’s Quality Meat Inc. in Winchester.
“We are pleased to have been able to help this donation happen,” says Jake Cinnamon, Greg’s Quality Meats. “We are proud members of our community and are always happy to do what we can to help those in need.”
“Ground beef is a fresh, versatile food that is not processed in any way,” says Payne. “Packed with protein, it is one of nature’s richest sources of iron, vitamin B12 and zinc. We are happy to be able to provide this nutritious, locally raised staple food to our neighbours in need.”
One of 49 local beef farmer associations across Ontario, Dundas County Cattlemen’s Association counts approximately 217 member beef producers. Local beef is produced in all counties, districts and regions of the province.