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Sanderson Farms Donates to Hurricane Relief


Sanderson Farms Inc. has donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for ongoing relief efforts for communities impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael. In addition to the cash donation, Sanderson Farms donated thousands of pounds of chicken and ice to support volunteers in the Southeast.


Joe Sanderson Jr., Chairman and CEO of Sanderson Farms stated, “we come together to support our employees, their families and the whole community in times of crisis.  He added, “The recent hurricanes affecting North Carolina and Georgia hit close to home, and many of our employees and their families suffered devastating losses. We are committed to doing everything we can to help get our communities back on their feet again.”



According to the press release, the American Red Cross deployed more than 1,700 volunteers to support relief efforts across a four-state area. Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross stated, “We are profoundly grateful for Sanderson Farms’ remarkable support to deliver shelter, food and hope for people in their darkest hours.”


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