This Easter was a lot happier for some of Prince Edward Island’s less fortunate families thanks to the generosity of Agriculture Union Local 90004.

Continuing a longstanding tradition, Local 90004 donated hundreds of kilograms of dressed, packaged beef to Island food banks just in time for holiday dinners. The valuable gift was made possible by the Local’s purchase of a Reserve Champion Charolais steer at the annual Easter Beef Show in Charlottetown.

Local 90004 Easter Beef

The above photo shows Local 90004 President Brian Watts and Karen Mallett of the Summerside Food Bank with some of the donated meat.

Besides the direct benefit to deserving families, Watts says Local 4’s donation serves to highlight the important contribution Agriculture Union members make to both the PEI economy and the safety and security of the Island’s food supply.

Funding for the much-appreciated gift was shared by Local 90004, the Agriculture Union Social Justice Fund and the Public Service Alliance of Canada.