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Tuesday February 2nd, 2016

Posted at 10:00am

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The Windsor Spitfires announced a charitable commitment from Unifor Local 444 as part of the club’s MVP Program, through which the Plentiful Harvest Food Rescue Program at the Unemployed Help Centre received a donation of $1,000.

“Plentiful Harvest, in essence, reaches out to farmers in our community to rescue food that otherwise would pass its expiration date or not make it to market,”said Unifor Local 444 President Dino Chiodo. “And by extension, we’re able to do something good and useful with that food, by getting it into the hands of individuals who can get back on track, so they don’t have to worry about where that next meal is coming from.”

Unemployed Help Centre CEO June Muir says programs like Plentiful Harvest wouldn’t exist without the support of partners like Unifor.

“We are fortunate to have so many programs and services today because of their ongoing support and leadership,” said Muir. “Since 2012 we have rescued over seven million pounds of food through Plentiful Harvest that otherwise would have gone to waste. We have so many people that don’t have access to a nutritious dinner.”

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