SELBYVILLE, Del. — Mountaire Farms is getting ready to host its signature give back event of the year this month with our Thanksgiving for Thousands program where employees and volunteers will pack 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,” said 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.”
Our Delmarva event will be held on Monday, November 22nd, beginning at 8 am 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. Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/tft2021 to sign up. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, and all COVID protocols will be in place.
We expect more than 150 volunteers that day 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, gravy, cranberries, and brownies.
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 am. 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 am to 2 pm 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 our Lumber Bridge processing plant will be packing 10,000 boxes on November 20th 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. For more information on this event, contact Jarrod Lowery at (910) 723-6995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Siler City employees will be packing 5,000 boxes on Saturday, November 13th, with distribution the same day to pre-registered churches and non-profit groups. For information on this event, contact Sasha Duncan at (302) 519-0506 or SDuncan@mountaire.com.
And for our first time, we are packing 1,000 boxes with our employees in Statesville, N.C. on Saturday, November 16th, beginning at 8 am. Statesville is home to our breeder operation, feed mill, and more than 100 growers. For more information on this event, contact Jarrod Lowery at (910) 723-6995 or email@example.com
–Catherine M. Bassett, Mountaire Farms