Martin’s Super Markets, Miller Poultry donate more than 11K pounds of chicken to food bank

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.— Martin’s Super Markets and Miller Poultry donated more than 11,000 pounds of chicken drumsticks and chicken sausage to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana on Monday.

“Today is just a chance to give back to the community. So, Miller Poultry is happy to do this. You know, we're a locally based company in Michiana here. And it's really about giving back to what makes us who we are as far as a company,” said Joel Shepherd, the sales manager for Miller Poultry.

Marijo Martinec, the executive director and CEO of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, said that every pound of product equates to about 1.2 meals.

“We have partnered with Miller Poultry and Martin’s Supermarkets now on the poultry donation for 10 to 12 years. We're truly humbled. This has been such a difficult year for so many people as we're emerging from the pandemic. And what I think many people don't understand is that if you go to a food pantry, you may not get poultry or beef or any kind of protein so this is such a generous donation and will really make so many people happy this holiday season,” Martinec said.

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