Salisbury, Md. – The Delmarva Shorebirds, the class "A" affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, made a donation of $3,000 to the Mountaire Farms Thanksgiving for Thousands program on Monday, November 19. The money was donated through the Shorebirds Community Fund.
In its 18th
year, Mountaire Farms Thanksgiving for Thousands feeds over 45,000
people along the Eastern Shore during the holiday season. Mountaire
Farms started Thanksgiving for Thousands with the goal of providing a
means to prepare a Thanksgiving meal from the privacy of the home. On Monday,
Shorebirds staff members joined hundreds of local volunteers in packing
over 7,000 meal boxes with chicken, corn, cranberry sauce, yams, turkey
gravy and more at the Mountaire Farms plant in Selbyville, Delaware.
have a tremendous relationship with Mountaire Farms and we are honored
to help offset part of the cost of the program through our donation,"
said Shorebirds general manager Chris Bitters. "The Shorebirds
Community Fund was designed to help programs like Thanksgiving for Thousands that will make a difference in our community."
Shorebirds Community Fund was formed in 2009 with the mission of
assisting local community projects through monetary donations. Since
its inception, the Shorebirds Community Fund has made countless
donations to little league organizations, charitable foundations,
schools, hospitals and other programs locally on Delmarva.
"I am thankful for a partnership to feed thousands of hungry and hurting on Delmarva this Thanksgiving," Mountaire Farms Community Relations Director said Roger Marino. "For a number of the 18 years since we began the Mountaire Thanksgiving
for Thousands program, we have worked closely with the management and
staff at the Shorebirds to pack boxes and develop stadium fundraisers
for Thousands. With the help of Shorebirds volunteers we have succeeded
to feed more than 45,000 Delmarva citizens in need of a nourishing meal
on this important American holiday. Our blessings to those Shorebirds
who supply the community with family entertainment and joy in the summer
and continue donating their resources to a tremendous public service
bringing hope and nourishment to many throughout the off season."
For more information about the Shorebirds Community Fund, contact Shawn Schoolcraft at 410-219-3112 ext. 168.