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Mountaire Hosts Thanksgiving for Thousands Program

Program features employees and volunteers packing 26,000 meal boxes this year

Thanksgiving VIA PIXABAY nov 2021

Mountaire Farms is getting ready to host its signature give back event of the year this month.

The Thanksgiving for Thousands program features employees and volunteers packing 26,000 meal boxes this year – the most ever – for families in need both on Delmarva and in North Carolina.

“Everyone at Mountaire looks forward to this event every year and the partnerships we’ve built in the community over the last 26 years,” says Phillip Plylar, president of Mountaire Farms.

“To see everyone come together to help out families in need is really such a blessing. We’re grateful to be able to give back during this event and throughout the year.”

The Delmarva event will be held on Monday, November 22, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Mountaire warehouse located on Railroad Avenue in Selbyville, DE.

There are still volunteer spots available for anyone in the community who would like to make a difference. Click here to sign up. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, and all COVID protocols will be in place.

The company expects more than 150 volunteers to pack 10,000 boxes with a complete meal for a family of four. Each box contains a Mountaire roaster chicken, corn, green beans, stuffing mix, gravy, cranberries and brownie mix.

Boxes are then loaded onto refrigerated trucks and sent to Crossroads Community Church in Georgetown for distribution to groups on Tuesday, November 23rd beginning at 8 a.m. All groups have been pre-registered and given instructions on pickup and safe handling of the meal boxes.

Individuals who are interested in getting a box for a family in need can also take part this year in a drive-thru distribution event on Tuesday, November 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at five different locations in Delaware:

  • Bridgeville – Gateway Fellowship, 8110 Cannon Road
  • Georgetown – Discover Church, 20330 Sand Hill Road
  • Laurel – Laurel Wesleyan, 30186 Seaford Road
  • Milford – United Church, 985 N. Dupont Blvd.
  • Seaford – St. John’s United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine Street

In North Carolina, employees from the Lumber Bridge processing plant will be packing 10,000 boxes on November 20 to be distributed to churches and area non-profit groups on the same day. All groups have been pre-registered and given instructions on how and where to pick up their assigned allotment.

And for the first time, the company is packing 1,000 boxes with employees in Statesville, N.C. Statesville is home to the company's breeder operation, feed mill and more than 100 growers.

For more information, contact Jarrod Lowery at (910) 723-6995.

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