June 27, 2016 (Ottawa) – Dr. Robert-Falcon Ouellette, MP from Winnipeg Centre, Manitoba, won a $10,000 donation to a food bank in his riding and is officially Canada’s #MPChickenHero!
The #MPChickenHero contest saw 81 Members of Parliament submit their favourite sandwich recipes in a bid to have them selected as the recipe that will be served to 10,000 people at the Great Canadian Chicken BBQ in Ottawa on July 1st.
The panel of celebrity judges included Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Member of Provincial Parliament John Fraser (Ottawa-South), and Kevin McHale from the Spark Street BIA.
After much deliberation, the winners were selected:
That’s a total donation of $17,500 for three foods banks, and that’s on top of the 50 cents from each sandwich or salad sold at the BBQ, which will be going to the Ottawa Food Bank.
Chicken Farmers of Canada continues to support the mission of the Ottawa Food Bank and over nearly $370,000 has been raised for this Ottawa institution since joining the fight to end hunger.
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Marty Brett, Senior Communications Officer