Maple Producers Share 10,560 Cans of Maple Syrup with the Food Banks of Québec

Québec Maple Syrup Producers (Producteurs et productrices acéricoles du Québec or PPAQ) has gifted the Food Banks of Québec organization (Banques alimentaires du Québec or BAQ) with 10,560 cans of maple syrup, worth about $75,000.

Mother Nature was kind to Québec’s maple producers this year, with conditions that helped them set a record of 175 million pounds of syrup produced. They have decided to share the wealth with Quebecers who depend on food banks for their groceries. BAQ received the gift with open arms: the organization responds to more than 1.9 million food requests per month.

Moisson Montréal accepted the shipment of 540 ml containers and distributed them throughout the province. As canned goods, they have the benefit of being imperishable. Not to mention, delicious! In these difficult times of pandemic and economic slowdown, PPAQ wants to put some smiles on faces.

The donation is in accordance with the values of Québec Maple Syrup Producers, an organization which seeks to contribute to the well-being and food health of Québec citizens by providing them with high-quality, real food.

Did you know ?

Québec exports its maple products to over 70 countries.

Everywhere it goes, people appreciate maple’s unique flavour as well as its nutritional values. Find out how we are promoting it around the world so that even more get to taste our liquid gold.

Scientists are studying all of maple’s potential health benefits.

Studies now underway include those on the antioxidant properties of the polyphenols naturally present in maple syrup.

Maple syrup can be used as a sugar substitute in most recipes.

In cake and most dessert recipes, for each 250 ml (1 cup) of syrup used, simply reduce the called-for amount of liquid (water, milk, juice, etc.) by 60 ml (1/4 cup).