SELBYVILLE, Del. — Mountaire Farms is partnering with hundreds of churches and non-profits in four states to provide complete meals for families in need at Easter.
Each Mountaire Cares box can feed a family of four. They are stuffed with a Mountaire roaster chicken, canned corn, peas and carrots, macaroni and cheese, apple sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, and brownies for dessert. They will be distributed to groups from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.
On Delmarva, Mountaire’s annual Easter for Thousands event will be held today, April 5. More than 150 volunteers will help pack 5,000 meal boxes — with enough food to feed 20,000 people. There will be no walk-ups for this event, as all boxes are already reserved for families, churches and non-profits.
In Siler City, N.C., the Easter for Thousands event was held March 31. Employees and volunteers packed and distributed 5,000 meal boxes to pre-registered groups.
In Lumber Bridge, N.C., the Easter for Thousands was held April 1, at Power Point Church in Lumberton, N.C. Employees and volunteers packed and distributed 5,000 meal boxes to pre-registered groups.
“Easter is a season of hope and we’re so proud to be able to provide that to families in need this holiday once again,” said J.R. LaPearl, director of Mountaire Cares, the company’s charitable giving program. “Our employees really enjoy being a part of this effort to give back to the community.”
The Easter event is part of the company’s signature Meals for Thousands program which also feeds people at Thanksgiving and Christmas. This program, which began 28 years ago, has been successful because of community partnerships built through the years with so many outstanding local organizations, the company noted.
To learn more about Mountaire’s programs to give back to the community at the holidays and throughout the year, visit www.mountaire.com.