Allen Harim dispatches 20 tons of chicken to Houston

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Catherine Bassett and Ronald Ringgold of Allen Harim Foods on their way to Houston.

Allen Harim headed from Harbeson to Texas on Thursday with a truckload of chicken that will help feed those struggling with the flooding that came after Hurricane Harvey dropped up to 50 inches of rain.

A truck, loaded 40,000 pounds of chicken, drove to downtown Houston. The poultry company based in Seaford partnered with Operation BBQ Relief.

Tens of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes as floodwaters rose as the cost of the storm rises by the hour.

Under operation BBQ, caterers and chefs provide meals to those affected and first responders of disasters in the United States. Since 2011 our volunteers and teams have deployed for over 199 days in 21 states after 34disasters.

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The organization is based in Missouri.

Allen Harim operates a chicken processing facility in Harbeson; a breeding operation in Liberty, NC; a hatchery in Dagsboro; and a hatchery and feed mill in Seaford. The company employs more than 1,750 people in the United States, as well as more than 200 independent growers and 17 company farms across Delmarva.

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