Local company donates 50,000 poultry portions to hurricane victims

Maple Leaf Farms responded to the recent calls for help for hurricane victims by sending a truckload of fully cooked poultry products to flood-ravaged southeastern Texas.

In all, the company contributed nearly 12,000 pounds, or 50,000 portions, to serve the needs of residents in the Houston area.

“As a food company, making a donation of easy-to-serve fully cooked products seemed like a natural way to help the areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey,” said Co-President John Tucker.

To ensure that the products could be best used, the company worked with a distribution partner from the Houston area to distribute the food to relief agencies, a news release said.

“Our family-owned company realizes that the recovery process for families impacted by the hurricanes will take time,” said Co-President Scott Tucker. “The need for easy-to-serve foods will remain for months to come, and we are happy our company could help sustain these relief efforts.”

Maple Leaf is North America’s leading producer of quality duck products, supplying retail and food service markets throughout the world, according to the company. Founded in 1958, Maple Leaf Farms is a fourth-generation family-owned company.