House of Raeford Farms’ associates in Rose Hill and Wallace, North Carolina, packed 20,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now, an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.  The packing event was held on August 11 and attracted over 50 volunteers from House of Raeford.

In addition, employees and the company contributed $5,000 to offset the cost of ingredients.  The meals are made up of dehydrated, high protein, and highly nutritious grains and vegetables and are primarily distributed to school children in over 70 countries.  Food packed by House of Raeford was destined for Haiti.

The partnership with Stop Hunger Now came to realization through House of Raeford Farms’ recently incorporated F.L.O.C.K. a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by the company.  The organization stewards and distributes its resources to help meet needs with House of Raeford Farms’ associates and community and through other organizations with like-minded objectives.   In fiscal year 2012, House of Raeford distributed over one-half million servings of chicken and turkey products in four states.  Recipients included local food banks and other feeding programs as well as fundraising events that benefited persons with critical needs.

“Our company has always provided poultry products and monetary support by request to organizations and individuals in our communities,” said Bob Johnson, CEO of House of Raeford.  “However, we felt that if we became more intentional in seeking out established partners who are already providing services, than the impact could be that much greater.”