Chicken Donation to Every Hospital Employee This Week
MILLSBORO, DE – May 21, 2020 – Mountaire Farms has partnered with Beebe Healthcare in recent weeks to help fight Coronavirus on the Delmarva Peninsula. The chicken company donated much needed personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to the hospital on two occasions, and Beebe is testing all Mountaire employees this month for the virus. This week, Mountaire is donating 30,000 pounds of chicken to hospital employees who have been on the front lines of fighting this virus.
On Thursday and Friday, from 6 am to 10 am, and 3 pm to 8 pm, Beebe employees will each receive a 10-pound bag of boneless chicken tenders as a thank you gift. This latest giveaway is part of an ongoing campaign the company began last month thanking health care workers.
Mountaire has donated more than half a million pounds of chicken to churches, food pantries, community groups, Boys and Girls Clubs, first responders, and health care workers. Other health care facilities that received donations include Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Multiple long-term care facilities have also received donated chicken from Mountaire Farms.
“Beebe has been a great partner and we’re grateful for all their doing to help fight this virus,” said Phillip Plylar, President of Mountaire Farms. “To date, we’ve donated hundreds of thousands of pounds of chicken to those in our community who need it the most, and for our health care workers who are doing so much to help.”
Last week Beebe officials were on site at the company’s Millsboro plant testing employees. A second clinic was held over the weekend for employees outside of the plant. More testing is being scheduled for future dates for additional facilities.
In March, Beebe reached out to Mountaire Farms seeking PPE and the company provided extra gloves, masks, aprons and other supplies. In the last few weeks, they reached out again and more supplies were provided to the hospital.
“We’re committed to this community, and it just made sense to do what we could to help our health care partners. Our company has tried to be as proactive as possible to prevent the spread of this virus, and every state and federal agency that has visited our facilities (Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) has been very positive about all the steps we’ve taken on site to protect our workforce,” Plylar said. “Testing is just another step in that process to try and make sure even asymptomatic carriers of the virus stay home if they’re infected. We’re happy Beebe has been a willing partner to help us accomplish this goal.”
Details of the chicken giveaway events will be distributed to Beebe team members.
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