Traditionally, hundreds of volunteers gather in a large warehouse at Mountaire’s Selbyville processing plant to pack boxes for the Thanksgiving for Thousands project in about a half-day. Not in 2020. Teams of 35 volunteers, with Mountaire employees, gathered in shifts working 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for two days in a tent across from the warehouse.
“These groups of fewer people are really having to work a lot harder,” said Catherine Bassett, director of communications.
Even so, this year 10,000 boxes were packed at the Selbyville location to be distributed to families in need throughout the region. Another 10,000 boxes were packed at two sites in North Carolina.
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