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Sollio donates $510K in food and funds to emergency food distributors


June 15, 2021
By Sollio Cooperative Group

Sollio Cooperative Group and 18 agricultural cooperatives in its network have donated over $510,000 in food and funds as part of the second From Us to You initiative.

This donation includes $430,000 in fresh food from local agricultural contractors that will be distributed to Moissons in the Food Banks of Quebec network and to the Tablée des chefs’ Solidarity Kitchens at harvest time.

It also includes financial donations totalling over $80,000 that will go to Au cœur des familles agricoles, the Association des jeunes ruraux du Québec and the Junior Farmers’ Association of Ontario.

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Over $1 million has been donated to support communities through From Us to You since 2020.

The participating cooperatives are:

  • La Coop Agrilait
  • La Coop des Montérégiennes
  • La Coop Agriscar
  • Novago Cooperative
  • La Coop Alliance
  • La Coop Purdel
  • Avantis Coopérative
  • La Coop Saint-Fabien
  • Citadelle, maple syrup producers’ cooperative
  • La Coop Sainte-Hélène
  • La Coop Comax
  • La Coop Ste-Justine
  • Covris Coopérative
  • La Coop St-Patrice
  • La Coop Fermes du Nord
  • Uniag Coopérative
  • La Coop La Patrie
  • Vivaco groupe coopératif

“Through this initiative, which promotes mutual assistance and cooperation, Sollio Cooperative Group and the 18 agricultural cooperatives from Quebec and Eastern Ontario who participated this year can not only help those in need, but also support local farming families. From Us to You is a perfect reflection of our values and our daily mission: help feed the world,” said Gaétan Desroches, CEO of Sollio Cooperative Group.

Sollio Cooperative Group is Canada’s largest agricultural cooperative with Quebec roots and more than 123,000 members, agricultural producers and consumers