VENTURA - California poultry producer Foster Farms will deliver more than 25,000 pounds of frozen poultry products to FOOD Share of Ventura County, a Feeding America Food Bank serving Ventura County. The donation will be distributed to local relief agencies and food pantries to provide more than 50,000 meals to families displaced by the Thomas fire in Ventura County.
"Community involvement has been a Foster Farms value since 1939," said Foster Farms CEO Laura Flanagan. "As a California company, we feel a responsibility to step forward and support our fellow Californians in times of need and we hope others will respond in kind."
"We so appreciate this generous donation from Foster Farms," said Monica White, CEO of FOOD Share of Ventura County. "It will bring a bright ray of hope to our devastated community."
Foster Farms hopes its donation encourages other businesses, organizations and consumers to contribute food and monetary donations to the local food banks and relief organizations serving the thousands of people displaced by the Southern California fires.
This month, Foster Farms will continue its hunger relief efforts as the title sponsor of the Foster Farms Bowl, partnering with Bay Area food banks to provide holiday meals to those in need and to raise awareness of food insecurity. The game will be played on December 27 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara and tickets are available at www.FosterFarmsBowl.com.