We’re Holding out for an #MPChickenHero


June 1, 2016 (Ottawa) – Every community has its own superheroes. This summer, our MPs could be heroes – and the only super powers required are those of extreme sandwich-making.

As National Sponsors of Canada Day for the 24th year, Chicken Farmers of Canada serves nearly 10,000 sandwiches every year on July 1st on Parliament Hill at the Great Canadian Chicken BBQ. Each year, we find new and creative ways to find the unique recipe for the event.

This year, our recipe contest is being held among the Members of Parliament. In our #MPChickenHero campaign, MPs are being asked to enter their favourite grilled chicken sandwich recipes for a chance to win a donation to a food bank in their riding.

The MP that submits the winning recipe will win a $10,000 donation for a food bank in their riding. Second and third place will receive donations of $5,000 and $2,500 for their ridings.

That’s $17,500 for food banks, and some heroic recipes!

On Canada Day, come on down to the Chicken Corner to enjoy one of the mouth-watering sandwiches made with fresh chicken “Raised by a Canadian Farmer” and come try this super-powered recipe.

The contest closes at midnight on June 15th, so in the meantime, tweet the #MPChickenHero hashtag, remind your MPs to enter, and follow the buzz as we seek the winning entries.

In addition to the contest prizes, 50 cents from the sale of each sandwich or chicken salad will be donated to the Ottawa Food Bank. Since we joined the fight to end hunger, Chicken Farmers of Canada are proud to have raised nearly $370,000 to support the Ottawa Food Bank.

We believe that an investment in nutritious, fresh food is an investment in a stronger, healthier and more vibrant Ottawa community.

The winning sandwich will be announced on June 17, 2016, and proclaimed on television, on Facebook, and on Twitter. And remember, 10,000 sandwiches made with that recipe will then be served at the Great Canadian Chicken BBQ at Majors Hill Park on Canada Day.


For more information, please contact:
Marty Brett, Senior Communications Officer
(613) 566-5926