News Release: Agriculture Union local 90004 donates hundreds of pounds of beef steer to food banks

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION    March 24, 2016 
 
Agriculture Union local 90004 donates hundreds of pounds of beef steer to food banks
 
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Agriculture union local 90004 in partnership with the Agriculture Union and the Public Service Alliance of Canada – Atlantic Region, purchased a 1200 lb beef steer at the PEI Easter Beef sale that was held on March 4, 2016.  MacPhee Meats offered their services for the meat cutting and packaging.  The beef was donated to the Charlottetown food bank and the Summerside Salvation Army.
 
PSAC’s Regional Executive Vice-President, Jeannie Baldwin, explains the idea behind this tradition: “PSAC members conduct research in order to help Canadian farmers and producers produce the best food possible.  They also play the vital role of inspecting the food we eat; these are key public services that Canadians rely on every day.  This donation provides us the opportunity to help the local community and remind everyone of the importance of public services such as food research and safety.”  
 
Agriculture Union local 90004 is comprised of 150 members who are employed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.  The Agriculture union is a Component of the Public Service Alliance of Canada which represents over 8,000 members who work for the CFIA, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Grain Commission, Canadian Dairy Commission, Public Service Commission, Department of National Defence (language training) and the Canadian School of Public Service.
 
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Contact and to obtain high resolution pictures: 
Sébastien Bezeau, Political Communication Officer, PSAC, (cell) 902.266.8589