BC Egg and Turkey Farmers Raise $181,763 for UGM

October 6, 2023

Each year, BC’s egg and turkey farmers hold a golf tournament to raise funds for the Union Gospel Mission (UGM). The 2023 total raised was $181,763.04 – the highest ever!

“Farmers love the fact that they grow healthy food for British Columbians,” says Bodo Goetzke, egg farmer and member of the golf tournament organizing committee. “Farmers know how important a tasty, nutritious meal is to people who are unhoused, fighting addiction, or just generally in a bad place. A hot meal can kick start a positive change in that person’s life.”

The funds raised by the golf tournament will be used to supply UGM with nutritious eggs and turkey meat for their community kitchen. In addition, funds will go to the Fraser Valley Mobile Mission. This program consists of community workers and a truck stocked with food, drinks, hygiene items, and information on community resources. The workers drive the truck to multiple locations in the Fraser Valley to help as many people as possible.

“At UGM, we serve approximately 800 meals a day. Our motto, ‘Hope Begins with a Meal’ is a reflection of the transformation that begins when someone experiences love and care,” says Stan Carmody, Manager Corporate and Foundations at UGM. “Thanks to all of your support, we are not only able to continue providing fresh and nutritious meals, but we are also able to continue to reach more of our community in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Your support is greatly appreciated by not only everyone here at UGM, but our entire community. From the bottom of all our hearts, thank you!”

The annual golf tournament attracts over 150 golfers and sponsors and was held at the Chilliwack Golf Club.

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