More chicken from Allen Harim on way to help hurricane victims; this time in Fla.
Once again, one of Delmarva leading chicken producers is stepping up to help victims of a hurricane.
Seaford based Allen Harim plans to send 40-tons of chicken to Florida to help assist with relief efforts following Hurricane Irma.
The company did the same in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey Labor Day weekend - donating 40,000 pounds of chicken to the Houston area.
Allen Harim Director of Public Relations Cathy Bassett says two trucks left Delaware Wednesday.
Bassett says one is headed to northern Florida.
"The need is still great and it's pretty widespread there in Florida. So we're working with a couple of food banks down there, one in Jacksonville, Florida that serves about eight counties up there in northern Florida that were hurt and impacted by the storm through some flooding and some storms surge and things like that," said Bassett.
Bassett says a second load will head further south to Feeding South Florida, a food bank located just north of Miami. That food bank lost power and the contents of their cold storage areas, some of which quit working even when power was restored. That food bank also services the Florida Keys, that were hit hard by Irma.
Bassett says Allen Harim wants to do what it can.
“As I said before when we went to Houston, it’s hard to sit here in the mid-Atlantic and watch areas of our country be impacted so severely. And I think we all have a sense of wanting to do something to help out,” said Bassett.
Both trucks are expected to arrive in Florida on Friday.