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Article / May 14, 2015

Canada’s beef producers donated over $27,000 to the Military Families Fund (MFF) and Soldier On charities. The money is being split between the two charities with nearly $11,000 going to the MFF and over $16,000 to Soldier On.

Since 2010, members of the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, the Manitoba Beef Producers Association, and Canada Beef raised over $120,000 for the “Steaks for Soldiers” campaign that served approximately 12,000 steaks and burgers at events at nearly every Army base in Canada.

The generosity of Canada’s beef producers actually resulted in a surplus of $27,073.55 in the account created for “Steaks for Soldiers”. The contributing members felt it was important to use the leftover funds to continue to support the CAF and families.

Soldiers and military families at CFB Shilo were served steaks and burgers by Manitoba beef producers on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the final “Steaks for Soldiers” event in Canada. 

Between 2010 and 2015, from Quebec to Alberta, local beef producers volunteered at events at their nearby military bases. In fact, 650 volunteers served up beef of which over 90 percent were local producers.

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