Butterball LLC, in conjunction with "The Pitmaster" Ed Mitchell and North Carolina officials, donated 750 holiday turkeys to nonprofit organizations in the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Garner, N.C.  

On November 8, Butterball executives and Mitchell delivered 500 holiday turkeys during events held at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle in Raleigh and Community of Hope Ministries in Garner. On November 10, Butterball delivered 250 additional whole turkeys to Urban Ministries of Durham. “We have seen first-hand that charitable organizations in the Triangle are struggling to feed and house a growing number of people, and we’re honored to be in a position to help those in need," said Rod Brenneman, president and CEO of Butterball. "Donations have diminished due to the unemployment rate and devastating spring storms left people in need."

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The donated turkeys were distributed among 11 recipient organizations in the Triangle including the following: In Raleigh — Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network Inc., Hayes Barton United Methodist Church and Helping Hands United Mission; in Garner — Community of Hope Ministries, Garner Area Ministries and Hope Ministries; in Durham — Urban Ministries, UDI-CDC, Durham Housing Authority and Housing for New Hope.