Chicken Farmers of Canada

Chicken Farmers of Canada

June 13, 2012 13:07 ET

Minister Vic Toews Has a Lot to Cluck About!

MP wins $10,000 for a local food bank - Over $25,000 raised for food banks across Canada - top 3 winners announced!

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 13, 2012) -

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The judges have spoken and the Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, has won the 2012 Everyone Wins With Canadian Chicken contest with his "Pesto Chicken Philly Melt" sandwich recipe.

Over the past month, an impressive 72 MPs submitted fantastic, innovative and creative recipes, which all had distinct touches that made them their own. With all the great choices, the deliberations were difficult and came right down to the wire.

Minister Toews won $10,000 for a food bank in his riding. The other finalists, Olivia Chow and Sylvain Chicoine also won $5,000 and $2,500 donations.

Chicken Farmers of Canada is excited about the choice of the winning recipe, which will now be the recipe served to 10,000 hungry people in Major's Hill Park in Ottawa on Canada Day.

Chicken Farmer of Canada thanks fellow sponsor, Maple Leaf Foods, who will be providing the Maple Leaf Prime Chicken for the Canada Day BBQ and for their sizable contribution to the MP prizing.

This campaign resulted in over $25,000 being donated from coast-to-coast-to-coast to help food banks deliver services to those less fortunate - a compelling and necessary task. Chicken Farmers of Canada is a proud partner and supporter of food banks in Canada.

"We would like to thank contest partners Food Banks Canada, and fellow sponsors, Maple Leaf Foods and The Hill Times, along with all 72 MP participants in this campaign, for helping us do our part in the fight against hunger and in raising hunger awareness," said Dave Janzen, Chair of Chicken Farmers of Canada.

All entries will be included in an online digital cookbook for everyone to enjoy.

CFC is responsible for chicken raised and sold commercially in Canada. We represent our 2,700 farmers, and ensure that the chicken that reaches your table is safe, delicious, and raised to the highest standards.

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