Mountaire delivers chicken to hospital employees

Mountaire Farms is donating more than 44,000 pounds of chicken to employees at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford and Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury this week.

Trucks will bring cases of chicken to PRMC on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nanticoke on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Employees will each receive a 10-pound bag of fresh chicken to take home to their families.

“We are so grateful for what our health care professionals are doing to serve the community, and we wanted to thank them,” said Catherine M. Bassett, Director of Community Relations for Mountaire Farms.

“We’re still seeing shortages in stores and we know that the hospital staff is working day and night and might not get to the stores in time to restock for their own families. We are blessed to be able to give back to those who are helping fight this disease,” she said.

In the past two weeks, Mountaire Farms has donated more than 120,000 pounds of chicken to food banks, churches, community groups, Boys and Girls Clubs, and more in almost every county of Delmarva and beyond.

The company has partnered with the Indian River School District to provide chicken with school lunches delivered to families in neighborhoods thanks to the Schell Brothers, and with the city of Crisfield to give out chicken along with seafood from Handy’s Seafood. 

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