Mountaire Farms is preparing a packing party for Christmas.

On Dec. 18, volunteers will work to fill 2,500 boxes with a full meal for Christmas, including a Mountaire Farms roaster chicken, stuffing, yams, cranberry sauce, corn, green beans and a dessert.

Mountaire partners with area food pantries and churches who help identify families in need. Volunteers from those organizations and others in the community will gather at 8:30 a.m. at the company’s warehouse, 55 Hosier St., Selbyville, to pack the boxes.

They will be distributed that day as well to the various groups who have pre-registered. The boxes packed at the event will provide a nutritious Christmas meal to more than 11,250 members of our local community.

“This is another great example of the community coming together to help those in need,” said Phil Plylar, president of Mountaire Farms, who was on hand to help pack boxes at Thanksgiving. “We work with these food pantries every month and deliver chicken to help feed those in need, and this is just another way that Mountaire gives back during the holiday season.”

The company is looking for additional volunteers Dec. 18; contact Roger Marino at 934-3123 or

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