To meet increased demand, especially for those in need, chicken companies across the country have stepped up their food donation efforts ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Here are just a few recent examples:

Mountaire Farms is getting ready to host its signature give back event of the year this month with their Thanksgiving for Thousands program where employees and volunteers will pack 26,000 meal boxes  – the most ever – for families in need both on Delmarva and in North Carolina. For more information and to volunteer, click here.

Perdue Farms has donated 43,000 pounds of chicken to help Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina in Charlotte, N.C., as it marks 40 years of feeding the hungry. The food bank launched a two-month campaign to secure 400,000 pounds of protein, produce, dairy and staple items to help meet the increased demand for food ahead of Thanksgiving. Perdue’s donation, one of many truckloads from food industry partners, put the campaign over the top of its goal.

Tyson Foods last week partnered with the New Braunfels Food Bank and Santikos Entertainment Center in Cibolo, Texas, to distribute 40,000 pounds of chicken tenderloins to those in need. The donation is part of Tyson Food’s Community Pantry Program that benefits agencies like the New Braunfels Food Bank.