Choptank Transport & Butterball provide Thanksgiving joy

Posted by Harriet Mills on Nov 25, 2014 11:51:14 AM

PRESTON, MDWith the holidays fast approaching, many are planning their purchases for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but there are also those who take this opportunity to help brighten the season a little for their friends and neighbors who are financially struggling.


Choptank Transport, a Preston, Maryland, third-party logistics company, has always believed in its corporate responsibility to help those in their community.  This Thanksgiving, the company reached out to its Eastern Shore roots by joining forces with Butterball, the largest supplier of fresh and frozen turkeys in the U.S., to donate pre-assembled boxes of fully loaded Thanksgiving dinners to the Easton Neighborhood Service Center and Food Bank, located in Easton, Maryland.


With the current unemployment rate in the U.S. of 5.8%, there are still a lot of people out of work. From small, rural towns to large metropolitan cities, every community in the nation has its share of people who aren’t looking forward to Thanksgiving because they know they can’t afford it.


“Donations are down a little this year because of the fire we had,” says Marilyn Neal, Executive Director of the Center. People assume we aren’t back into full operation, so donations from the business community, like this one, are very important to us.”


“We have been blessed many times over,” says Steve Covey, Executive Vice President at Choptank Transport. “Our Choptank outreach program is an important part of who we are. We are very fortunate to have valuable partners like Butterball who share in that vision.”


Included in each of the donated dinners is a large, frozen, Butterball turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, string beans, cranberry sauce and a dessert.


For more information on the Neighborhood Service Center and their current needs, contact

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