Allen Harim sends 40 tons of chicken to Texas and Florida for hurricane relief efforts

October 1, 2017

Allen Harim, a leading producer and processor of No Antibiotic Ever chicken on Delmarva, sent 40 tons of chicken to Florida to help assist with relief efforts following Hurricane Irma. 

"On behalf of everyone at Allen Harim, our hearts and prayers are with all the people who have been impacted by the hurricanes this year," said Joe Moran, president and CEO of Allen Harim. "We felt compelled to help out, and sending some of our chicken to help feed those impacted is a small gesture that we hope makes a difference for some."

The first truckload of 40,000 pounds of chicken headed to Jacksonville, to Feeding Northeast Florida, a food bank that works with 160 service agencies in eight counties and fed more than 12 million people last year. Residents of Jacksonville and the surrounding areas continue to suffer from power outages and the aftermath of the most severe flooding that area has ever experienced.

A second load of 40,000 pounds of chicken headed farther south to Feeding South Florida, a food bank just north of Miami. Officials there said the food bank lost power and the contents of its cold storage areas, some of which weren’t working even when power was restored. They've been repairing those units and welcome the opportunity to start over with chicken from Allen Harim.

Feeding South Florida has also been trying to serve the hardest-hit areas of the Florida Keys, and it serves the highly populated counties of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe.

Both food banks are part of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief organization, comprising 200 food banks throughout the United States.

Allen Harim also recently donated 40,000 pounds of chicken to Houston to help out in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

Allen Harim combines an approach to growing the healthiest chicken possible with a commitment to implementing the latest technology for the continuous improvement of all processes. Headquartered in Seaford, Allen Harim operates a chicken-processing facility in Harbeson; a breeding operation in Liberty, N.C.; a hatchery in Dagsboro; and a hatchery and feed mill in Seaford. The company employs more than 1,750 people in the United States, as well as more than 220 independent growers and 17 company farms across Delmarva.