Though members of the National Chicken Council donate to various causes year-round, the holiday season brings together even more product donations in the fight against hunger. Many members spread holiday cheer throughout November and continuing into December through partnering with hunger-relief organizations.

  • GNP Company donated 61,000 pounds of chicken to Second Harvest Heartland, the area’s largest hunger-relief organization working to alleviate hunger in 59 counties throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. The donation amounted to more than 250,000 servings’ worth of chicken for individuals and facilities such as nursing homes and homeless shelters.
  • Foster Farms has donated more than 81,000 pounds of turkey to six West Coast food banks. Foster Farms’ donations will help feed up to 84,000 people in California, Oregon and Washington.
  • Mountaire Farms‘ 20th annual Thanksgiving for Thousands packed 10,000 boxes of food with enough food to feed more than 50,000 Delmarva residents. Each box included cans of corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, gravy, a box of stuffing, brownie mix and one large Mountaire roaster chicken.
  • Tyson Foods partnered with Lift Up America, Harvesters, and the Kansas City Chiefs to fight hunger in the Kansas City Community.  The group loaded frozen protein products from Tyson Foods into cars and trucks from more than 60 area relief organizations, including food pantries and church ministries. Tyson Foods donated over 30,000 pounds of protein for these agencies in need.
  • The Indiana State Poultry Association donated more than 131,000 pounds of poultry products for Thanksgiving to Midwest Food Bank and the food pantries it serves, as well as other food pantries. Members partnering in this donation were Maple Leaf Farms, Miller Poultry, Perdue Farms, and Tyson Foods.