Butterball donates turkeys for US storm victims

06-06-2011 | |

US turkey producer, Butterball, is donating more than 18,000 pounds of turkey to charitable organisations in North Carolina and Alabama that are supplying food to victims of the severe weather that affected numerous communities across the states.

“Our thoughts and concerns go out to the many individuals who were impacted by the devastating tornadoes and floods, and to those across the country who struggle to provide food for their families,” said Walter Pelletier, president of Maxwell Farms. “Butterball is a proud supporter of hunger relief and we are thankful for the opportunity to join with such valiant organizations that help meet the needs of the community not only in times of distress, but every day.” 

Since the onset of the storms, Butterball has provided a total of 18,140 pounds of turkey products to food banks and organizations in severely affected areas including eastern North Carolina and western Alabama. 

Butterball produces more than 1 billion pounds of turkey each year, and supplies its products to more than 30 countries.

Source: Butterball