Once again, many of Prince Edward Island’s most deserving families will enjoy a very Happy Easter thanks to the generosity of Agriculture Union Local 90004.
Continuing a multi-year tradition, Local 90004 donated hundreds of kilograms of dressed beef to Charlottetown and Summerside food banks just in time for the holiday. The valuable gift was made possible by the Local’s purchase of a prize steer at this year’s Easter Beef Show in Charlottetown.
Funding for the community-spirited project came from Local 90004, the Public Service Alliance of Canada and the Agriculture Union Social Justice Fund.
The accompanying photos shows Local members with the impressive-looking steer.
(Photos, top left: Mike McDonald, Charlottetown Food Bank, Anne MacPhail, local secretary/treasurer and Keith Warren, 2nd vice-president. Top right: Brian Watts, 1st vice-president and Delores Abbott of the Salvation Army Food Bank in Summerside. Bottom: Tammy Carter, Regional Vice-President, Anne MacPhail, Robyn Benson, PSAC National President, Colleen Coffey, REVP Atlantic and Jill Potts with her sons Austin and Nolan.)
This year, PSAC National President Robyn Benson – herself a rancher – and Colleen Coffey, PSAC Atlantic Regional Executive Vice-President, actively participated in the Beef Show auction.
The food bank donation not only demonstrated the union’s commitment to social justice, but also serves as a goodwill gesture towards the Island beef industry and underscores the important role played by the CFIA and its Agriculture Union members.