SILER CITY — Mountaire Farms is partnering with churches and non-profit organizations in four states to provide complete meals for families in need at Easter.
The event for Siler City comes Friday morning.
Employees and volunteers will be packing and distributing 5,000 meal boxes to pre-registered groups, according to information from the company.
There will be no walk-ups for this event, as all boxes are already reserved for families, churches and non-profits.
Another North Carolina event is slated for Saturday at PowerPoint Church in Lumberton.
Each Mountaire Cares box can feed a family of four. They are stuffed with a plump Mountaire roaster chicken, canned corn, peas and carrots, macaroni and cheese, apple sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, and brownies for dessert. They will be distributed to groups in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.
“Easter is a season of hope, and we’re so proud to be able to provide that to families in need this holiday once again,” said J.R. LaPearl, director of Mountaire Cares, the company’s charitable giving program. “Our employees really enjoy being a part of this effort to give back to the community.”