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McCain Foods and Western Tractor unite with Free FryDay to help Ukrainian refugees June 17

Posted on June 8, 2022 by 40 Mile Commentator


McCain Foods and Western Tractor announced June 2 they are teaming up to host another Free FryDay donation drive and fundraising event to support humanitarian relief efforts for Ukrainian refugees.

On Friday, June 17, McCain Foods will be giving away two bags of free products to everyone who visits a Western Tractor dealership in Medicine Hat, Burdett, Taber and Lethbridge. All Free FryDay donations will go towards supportive efforts in Alberta coordinated through the Ukrainian Canadian Congress #AlbertaStandsWithUkraine campaign and Hungry

For Life International’s Ukraine Emergency Relief.

“Many of our customers and members of our communities have personal ties to Ukraine. Even

those without personal ties, watching the destruction of lives and lands due to the war is

deeply troubling,” said Steven Dyck, President, Western Tractor. “Everyone is watching with

heavy hearts what is happening and even though we are thousands of miles away, all of us at

Western Tractor felt a responsibility to act. We are so grateful for the continued support of

McCain Foods, their operators, and their staff in helping us to host another Free FryDay event.

Our goal is to raise $100,000 and collect enough supplies to fill a grain truck. Helping the

community in a time of need is what we do. In this case, we’re helping local residents and the

international community with funds and donated items to bring a sense of stability to so

many,” said Dyck

“McCain is committed to the long-term development and support of the families and

communities in which we operate,” said Sol Giantomasi, Plant Manager – McCain Coaldale

Plant. We are proud to collaborate with Western Tractor to support Free FryDay in an effort to

rally community support for those in need.

To support Free FryDay, guests can stop by their local Western Tractor dealership during the

designated distribution time for their community. Each vehicle will receive two 3.5 lbs bags of

frozen product through curbside contactless pickup. Both monetary donations and supplies will

be accepted, including non-perishable food items, first aid kits, toothbrushes and toothpaste,

bed sheets, towels, blankets, socks, diapers, and snack items like juice boxes and energy bars

for children. More information, including a complete list of acceptable items, can be found on

the event site.

Full event details and times can be found at

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