Thanksgiving for Thousands

Thanksgiving for Thousands

Thanksgiving for Thousands

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We’ve served more than a million meals to people in need

Mountaire’s Thanksgiving for Thousands program has been feeding needy families on Delmarva for the past 25 years. In North Carolina, our program has been in place for more than a decade. Our program has grown beyond Thanksgiving on Delmarva, where we now pack meals for families at Christmas and Easter, too.

We partner with area churches, food banks, and other groups to serve families a complete Thanksgiving feast, ready to cook and just in time for the holidays. Each box contains a plump Mountaire roaster chicken and all the fixings for a delicious holiday meal.

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We owe it all to our volunteers

None of it would be possible without the support of the community, as hundreds of volunteers show up each year to help us pack boxes. Food drives during the holidays help supplement boxes throughout the year.

If you would like to help those less fortunate have a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter meal this year, please consider joining our Feed-A-Family Campaign. Thanks to Mountaire’s partnership with the Delaware Community Foundation, you can donate $10 or more to the Mountaire Thanksgiving for Thousands Fund and help us feed another family in need this holiday season. Each $10 donation creates another meal box from the program.


Easter for Thousands

For years, our Easter installment of the For Thousands campaign has become a staple on Delmarva. We partner with dozens of churches to distribute 2,500 boxes to families in the area, knowing that a meal like this will make all the difference for so many. This year, we are expanding our program to Lumber Bridge, NC, as well.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, spaces to volunteer are limited. Update: We are currently full for volunteers. Check back at Thanksgiving to participate!