For the second consecutive year,  associates of House of Raeford Farms in Rose Hill and Wallace, North Carolina packed meals for Stop Hunger Now, reaching a goal of 30,000 meals destined for school children in Haiti.

The event was held on August 10 and attracted over 60 volunteers from House of Raeford’s two local chicken processing plants and live production operations.  In addition to the volunteer work, employees and the company contributed $7,500 to offset the cost of ingredients.  The meals are made up of dehydrated, high protein, and highly nutritious grains and vegetables and are primarily distributed to school children in over 65 countries.

 “Our F.L.O.C.K. employee team in this local community had such a good experience with this event in 2012, that it was easy to decide to get involved again”, said Dave Witter, manager of Sustainability and Communications for House of Raeford Farms.  “Every time we see a hungry child it reminds us of why we need to get involved in outreach efforts like this one”.

 The partnership with Stop Hunger Now came to realization through House of Raeford Farms F.L.O.C.K., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by the company.  F.L.O.C.K. responsibly stewards and distributes its resources to help meet needs with House of Raeford Farms’ associates, community residents, and other worthwhile organizations with likeminded objectives.

 In the recently completed Fiscal Year 2013, House of Raeford distributed over 150,000 pounds of chicken and turkey in four southeastern states.  Recipients included local food banks and other feeding programs as well as fundraising events that benefitted persons with critical needs