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BC Chicken Marketing Board Provides Chicken for Canuck Place Children and Families

Date: February 14, 2020

ABBOTSFORD, BC February 14, 2020 – The BC Chicken Marketing Board has donated over 4700 pounds of chicken for Canuck Place children and families receiving inpatient care. The donation of $20,000 in locally grown chicken provides nutritious meals for children and families for the next year receiving care at their two inpatient provincial hospice locations in Vancouver and Abbotsford.

The kitchen at Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is a place of warmth and collaboration. It is where children and their families come together to share a nutritious meal prepared for them at the hospices. The Canuck Place kitchen staff truly understands the nurturing impact of well prepared food and how a delicious home-cooked meal can help families who are facing unimaginable circumstances.

“To our little patients and their families, the fresh food we prepare daily in our kitchen not only serves as nourishment for the body, but comfort for the soul. Our staff and volunteers lovingly prepare meals with the knowledge that they are providing sustenance and warmth during times of uncertainty,” says Canuck Place CEO, Margaret McNeil.”

“We are pleased to be able to contribute to the nutritional needs of the patients and their families at Canuck Place” says Harvey Sasaki, Chair of the BC Chicken Marketing Board.  “The BC chicken industry is proud to supply safe, quality and nutritious chicken produced with care for their animals and the environment.”

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice relies on the generous support of their corporate and community partners to deliver care at no cost to over 765 children and families across BC.  This care includes preparing hot meals twice a day, special meals for holidays and family events, and freshly baked cookies from their infamous Canuck Place cookie jar. The kitchen is the heart of the two hospices and essential to their family-centred philosophy of care. To learn more go to canuckplace.org.

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The BC Chicken Marketing Board regulates the pricing and production of BC chicken while meeting consumer expectations in animal care and on farm food safety. The BCCMB began operation on January 1, 1962 under the authority of the Natural Products Marketing (BC)  Act.  It was the first chicken marketing board to be established in Canada.  

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice: Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia and Yukon’s pediatric palliative care provider. Over 765 children living with life-threatening illnesses and families receive care from Canuck Place through outpatient programs and two inpatient provincial hospice locations with 13 patient beds and 8 family suites: Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include medical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, music, art and recreation therapy, education, grief, loss, and bereavement counselling, as well as end-of-life care. Through the investment of the community, our talented team, and over 400 energetic volunteers we make a lasting difference in the lives of children and the families who love them. www.canuckplace.org

 

Media Contacts:

Cheryl Davie
Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Analysis
BC Chicken Marketing Board
P: 604-859-2868 ext. 240

Lisa Pratt
Manager, Communications & Marketing
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice
P: 604.646.1349  | C: 604.362.9932