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Delmarva chicken community supplies 9.4M meals in response to COVID-19

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GEORGETOWN, Del. — Through community sales at churches, fire halls and community centers, Delmarva's chicken companies acted quickly to provide 2.4 million pounds of chicken — enough chicken for 9.4 million meals — directly to Delmarva's families this spring during the coronavirus pandemic.

In addition, Delmarva's five chicken companies donated 1 million pounds of chicken to food banks and aid organizations, enough to make 4 million meals. Recipients of the donations included the Maryland Food Bank, Food Bank of Delaware, Beebe Healthcare and Foodbank of Southeast Virginia and the Eastern Shore.

"These tractor-trailer chicken sales and donations. . .

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