“Thanksgiving for Thousands” Program to Feed More People Than Ever

a man holding a box with the word montinaire on it

SELBYVILLE, DE – November 3, 2021 — Mountaire Farms is getting ready to host its signature give back event of the year this month with their Thanksgiving for Thousands program where employees and volunteers will pack 26,000 meal boxes this year – the most ever — for families in need both on Delmarva and in North Carolina.


“Everyone at Mountaire looks forward to this event every year and the partnerships we’ve built in the community over the last 26 years,” said Phillip Plylar, President of Mountaire Farms. “To see everyone come together to help out families in need is really such a blessing. We’re grateful to be able to give back during this event and throughout the year.”

Mountaire’s Delmarva event will be held on Monday, November 22nd, beginning at 8 am at the Mountaire warehouse located on Railroad Avenue in Selbyville, DE. There are still volunteer spots available for anyone in the community who would like to make a difference. Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/tft2021 to sign up. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, and all COVID protocols will be in place.


Mountaire Farms expects more than 150 volunteers that day to pack 10,000 boxes with a complete meal for a family of four. Each box contains a Mountaire roaster chicken, corn, green beans, stuffing, gravy, cranberries, and brownies.


Boxes are then loaded onto refrigerated trucks and sent to Crossroads Community Church in Georgetown for distribution to groups on Tuesday, November 23rd beginning at 8 am. All groups have been pre-registered and given instructions on pickup and safe handling of the meal boxes.


Individuals who are interested in getting a box for a family in need can also take part this year in a drive-thru distribution event on Tuesday, November 23, from 11 am to 2 pm at five different locations in Delaware:

  • Bridgeville – Gateway Fellowship, 8110 Cannon Road
  • Georgetown – Discover Church, 20330 Sand Hill Road
  • Laurel – Laurel Wesleyan, 30186 Seaford Road
  • Milford – United Church, 985 N. Dupont Blvd.
  • Seaford – St. John’s United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine Street