During this period of food insecurity for many Quebecers, Les Producteurs de lait du Québec has donated 2 million litres of milk, which will be processed into 200,000 kg of cheese, to the Food Banks of Quebec (BAQ) network. The products will be distributed in all regions based on needs.
This donation was made in addition to the $170,000 that was paid to the BAQ last week, of which $70,000 went directly to the regions. As mentioned by Bruno Letendre, Chair of Les Producteurs de lait du Québec, we need to show solidarity and help each other out in this especially difficult time: “In this time of insecurity, Quebec dairy producers continue to work 7 days a week to feed the population, ensuring a continuous supply of milk and dairy products. Through these donations, we aim to make sure that all families in Quebec can eat their fill despite the difficult situation in last few weeks.”