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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Interstate Container Helps Mountaire Farms Distribute Thousands of Thanksgiving Meals

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As Thanksgiving approaches, Interstate Container once again joins long-time partner, Mountaire Farms, to spread the holiday spirit with the 19th Annual ‘Thanksgiving for Thousands’ food drive. Interstate Container will assist Mountaire Farms in packing and distributing Thanksgiving meals to over 50,000 Delmarva residents. This year, the food drive will also provide meals to 2,200 residents in North Carolina (NC).

Community spirit is the foundation of Mountaire’s Thanksgiving for Thousands program, which brings together hundreds of volunteers, including employees from Mountaire and Interstate Container, working hand-in-hand to pack over 10,000 dinner boxes in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition to Selbyville, DE, this year volunteers also gathered in Lumber Bridge, NC, cultivating lasting partnerships among residents, companies, and other contributors in Delmarva and North Carolina.

Each Thanksgiving box to be distributed will include all of the necessary ingredients to cook a nutritious holiday dinner for up to six people. These ingredients include a Mountaire roaster, corn, string beans, pork and beans, yams, stuffing mix, gravy, cranberry sauce and brownie mix.

During Thanksgiving week, dinner boxes will be distributed to food pantries, governmental agencies, churches, and shut-ins.

Interstate Container plants in Cambridge, MD and Reading, PA worked closely with suppliers Mark/Trece, Inc. and Stafford Cutting Dies, Inc. to produce and donate the 15,000 corrugated boxes needed for this food drive, as well as other Mountaire initiatives throughout the year.


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
Email: anne.potterton[at]InterstateContainer.com
Website: www.interstatecontainer.com

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Interstate Container Contributes $39,608 to United Way of Lower Eastern Shore Annual Campaign

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

Since 2007, Interstate Container donates funds to support United Way of Lower Eastern Shore, a non-governmental organization focused on funding nonprofit agencies in the area and supporting local programs for enhancing education, income, and health. In November 2013, Interstate Container contributed $39,608 to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore's cause.

Read the full press release sourced fromhttp://www.unitedway4us.org/news/interstate-container-donates-united-way

Interstate Container Donates to United Way

November 20, 2013 (Salisbury, MD) - The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore recently recognized Interstate Container for their generous support during their annual United Way campaign. Employee and corporate contributions totaled $39,608 making Interstate Container the largest employee campaign in Dorchester County for the 2013-2014 United Way campaign season.

Interstate Container has partnered with United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore with annual campaigns since 2007 raising a total of $205,962 to date. Pete Bugas, General Manager of Interstate Container shared, “I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our employees. They represent everything that is good on the Eastern Shore. From the pride they put into their work and the products they manufacture, to the benevolent contributions for the United Way, it certainly makes me proud to their leader”.

As the largest non-governmental source of funding for 56 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore helps Eastern Shore residents achieve educational success, income stability and good health. This year alone, United Way is impacting local lives by providing over $1 million to community programs and helping over 70,000 individuals.  To learn more about United Way visit www.unitedway4us.org or call 410-742-5143.

(L-R): United Way Impact Manager, Pam Gregory; & Interstate Container representatives:
General Manager, Pete Bugas, & Human Resources Manager, Lisa Fatica

Contact Info

Amy Luppens
United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore
Tel: +1-410-742-5143
Fax: +1-410-742-5260

About Interstate Container

Interstate Container’s manufacturing plants in Columbia, SC and Cambridge, MD produce 100% of the pioneering Greencoat® corrugated packaging in-house without sourcing from third parties. FBA-certified Greencoat® wax-free corrugated boxes are 100% recyclable, repulpable, and compostable. Interstate Container’s sustainable packaging solution can withstand shifts from hot to cold, and offers the same strength as wax curtain coated cartons without the carbon footprint. Greencoat® boxes can pack fresh produce, poultry, meat, seafood, stone and other fresh and frozen products that require durable water-resistant packaging.
Interstate Container also produces corrugated retail ready packaging, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, protective packaging and industrial packaging in Lowell and Westminster, MA; Brunswick, NJ; and Reading, PA with sister companies in Asheboro and Greensboro, NC and Greeneville, TN.
www.interstatecontainer.com | www.greencoat.net 

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