Mountaire Farms has partnered with 88.7 The Bridge to create Feed Your Faith, a partnership that will help restock faith-based, nonprofit food pantries throughout Delmarva this winter, when many families need assistance. Mountaire is donating chicken for the initiative.
“With our regular food pantry delivery program, we already help more than 40 food pantries every month across Delmarva, but we wanted to make sure faith-based groups had enough to get them through the coldest months of the winter,” said Phillip Plylar, president of Mountaire Farms. “The holidays are busy times for giving back, but we know people are hungry after Christmas, too.”
Feed Your Faith will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday, Feb. 18, at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown and Allen Memorial Baptist Church in Salisbury, Md.
The deadline for faith-based organizations to sign up is Monday, Jan. 31 at wearethebridge.org/fillpantry. Only those who register may take part in this event. The limit per organization is 30 cases of chicken.
Each case of chicken is 40 pounds, comprising four individually sealed 10-pound bags of freshly processed boneless white meat as chicken breasts or tenders, or a combination of the two.
Participating organizations must have appropriate vehicle space and coolers to safely transport fresh chicken and nonperishable food items, and the freezer and refrigerator space to safely store them.
This program allows Mountaire to help refill the pantries of all its community partners on Delmarva on a single day of distribution.
Anyone wishing to assist with this initiative may purchase nonperishable food item packages on The Bridge website: stowearethebridge.org/pantry.