Meals for Thousands

Meals for Thousands

Meals for Thousands

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We’ve served more than 1.5 million meals and we’re still going!

To help address hunger during the holidays, Mountaire’s Meals for Thousands programs have been helping families on Delmarva since 1994. In North Carolina, our programs have been in place for more than 15 years. We partner with area churches, food banks, and other non-profits to serve families a complete feast, ready to cook and just in time for the holidays. Each box contains a Mountaire roaster chicken and all the fixings for a wholesome meal.

None of it would be possible without the support of the community, as hundreds of volunteers show up each holiday to help us pack boxes. Over the years, we’ve developed a volunteer network that includes thousands of employees, organizations, and neighbors across our communities.

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Thanksgiving for Thousands - 30 Years of Giving Back

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We'll be celebrating our 30th anniversary of our signature giving back program in 2024! That's 30 years of helping local families celebrate Thanksgiving with a delicious meal. Our 2024 Thanksgiving for Thousands program will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2024. Box registration will open by September 20th for churches and non-profits and volunteer registration will open on October 15th. Check back for more details and sign-up pages this fall!

Thanksgiving for Thousands

Our Thanksgiving for Thousands program has grown steadily over the years and we are planning now for 2024. Our 2023 event was our biggest one yet. We packed 38,000 boxes this year that helped feed 152,000 people.

What’s in the box? A plump Mountaire roaster, corn, green beans, stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce, gravy and dessert.

How big is the box? 13x13x13. Roughly 30 boxes will fit in the bed of a pickup truck. So please bring the appropriate vehicle!

How do I get a box for my family? All boxes are for pre-registered churches and non-profits only. Please reach out to your church or local food pantry to inquire about how to obtain a donated meal box.

How do I pick up my boxes? All approved organizations will receive an email with instructions about 15 days prior to the event.


Easter for Thousands

Every Easter, our team of employees and volunteers pack meal boxes for families in need. We rely on volunteers to help us accomplish our mission. Their passion for giving back to the community is what keeps us motivated to partner with so many outstanding organizations. If you would like to experience the joy of giving back, sign up to volunteer at one of our events. Thank you to our loyal group of volunteers who help make this event possible every year.

Check back for more information about our 2025 event!