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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Photoblog: Mountaire Farms’ ‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’ Program Brings Together hundreds of Volunteers

Interstate Resources News homepage: http://news.interstateresources.com

‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’ food drive 2012 unites the Delmarva community in the spirit of giving.


On November 19, 2012 over 400 enthusiastic volunteers gathered at Mountaire Farms’ warehouse in Selbyville, DE, joining hearts and hands, to prepare over 7000 Thanksgiving food supply boxes in time for the holiday.

‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’, which began 18 years ago, fosters a spirit of community and lasting partnership among residents, companies, and many other contributors all along the Delmarva Peninsula.

Roger Marino, Mountaire Farms Inc. Corporate Director, Communications & Community Relations, shares,

“With a humble and thankful heart, we join our neighbors, throughout the holiday season as they help us pack and distribute food for those in need, so they may cook at home with family.”

 
Mountaire Farms’ trucks being loaded
 with Thanksgiving food supply boxes


Hundreds of volunteers working together enthusiastically 



Volunteers came from all walks of life and worked all day together




Mountaire's Roger Marino speaking to a local radio station


Mountaire donated one chicken for each box 



Volunteers working hard to pack boxes



Volunteers, young and old, united for a common goal:  
To feed 50,000 people this Thanksgiving


Read more about ‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’:
Interstate Container Supports Mountaire Farms’ 18th Annual ‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’ Food Drive 

About Interstate Container 

Interstate Container, a division of Interstate Resources, produces award-winning sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for food processing industries; retail and shelf ready packaging; counter, pallet and POP displays; shipping and transport boxes, custom dunnage and packing materials; and corrugated boards and sheets.

Plants are located in Lowell and Westminster, MA; North Brunswick, NJ; Reading, PA; Cambridge, MD; Asheville and Greensboro, NC; Columbia, SC; and Greeneville, TN.
Interstate Container sister companies are located in Lowell and Westminster, MA; North Brunswick, NJ; Reading, PA; Cambridge, MD; Asheville and Greensboro, NC; Columbia, SC; and Greeneville, TN.

Contact Information 

Anne Potterton 
Sales Account Manager 
Interstate Container 
 Tel: 410-708-2929
         888-267-7722 
 Email: anne.potterton[at]InterstateContainer.com 
Website: www.interstatecontainer.com
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Interstate Container Supports Mountaire Farms’ 18th Annual ‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’ Food Drive

Interstate Resources News homepage: http://news.interstateresources.com

With Thanksgiving upon us, it is a perfect time to give thanks and share in the holiday spirit.


In their deep-seated conviction that community is family, Interstate Container proudly assisted their long-time partner, Mountaire Farms, in their efforts to provide Thanksgiving meals to over 50,000 Delmarva residents. 

Mountaire’s Thanksgiving for Thousands, a program that began 18 years ago, aims to foster a spirit of community and lasting partnership among residents, companies, and many other contributors all along the Delmarva Peninsula.

To that end, on November 19, hundreds of volunteers, including employees from Mountaire and Interstate Container, worked together in Mountaire’s Selbyville, DE warehouse to pack over 7000 dinner boxes in time for the holidays.

Every box distributed will provide all the necessary ingredients to cook a nutritious Thanksgiving dinner for up to six people. These ingredients include a Mountaire chicken, corn, string beans, pork and beans, yams, stuffing mix, gravy, cranberry sauce and brownie mix. The Wilmington News Journal, The Daily Times, and WBOC-TV provided live coverage of this unique outpouring of community support. 

Two days before Thanksgiving, the dinner boxes were distributed from the Dagsboro Church of God parking lot in Dagsboro, DE, to food pantries, governmental agencies, churches, and shut-ins.

Interstate Container plants in Cambridge, MD and Reading, PA have worked closely with suppliers Mark/Trece, Inc. and Stafford Cutting Dies, Inc. to produce and donate the 10,000 corrugated boxes needed for the food drive. 

Mountaire Farms & Interstate Container: A History of Innovative Partnership

This is not the first time Mountaire and Interstate Container have joined forces to benefit a wider community. In 2009, Interstate Container Cambridge collaborating with Mountaire Farms developed Greencoat®, an innovative alternative to traditional wax boxes. Greencoat® boxes have significantly reduced Mountaire Farm’s carbon footprint and streamlined its supply chain. The FBA-certified, 100% recyclable, repulpable and compostable box can be used to pack poultry, meat, seafood, fresh produce, floral, and stone products.

This project earned the Pioneering Award from Global Green’s Coalition for Resource Recovery (CoRR) at their Sustainability Awards Ceremony in 2010. In the same year, Interstate Container Cambridge also received the WMDT/Mountaire Farms Environmental Star of the Month Award for outstanding achievement in promoting environmentalism on the Delmarva Peninsula.

About Interstate Container

Interstate Container, a division of Interstate Resources, produces award-winning sustainable corrugated packaging solutions for food processing industries; retail and shelf ready packaging; counter, pallet and POP displays; shipping and transport boxes, custom dunnage and packing materials; and corrugated boards and sheets.

Plants are located in Lowell and Westminster, MA; North Brunswick, NJ; Reading, PA; Cambridge, MD; Asheville and Greensboro, NC; Columbia, SC; and Greeneville, TN.

Contact Information 

Anne Potterton Sales 
Account Manager 
Interstate Container 
 Tel: 410.708.2929        
         888-267-7722 
Email: anne.potterton[at]InterstateContainer.com 
Website: www.interstatecontainer.com
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