SPD, Smart Chicken, Interfaith Food Ministry team up to feed families in need | TheUnion.com

SPD, Smart Chicken, Interfaith Food Ministry team up to feed families in need

Steve Black of Smart Chicken, left, Matt Rodriguez, SPD Grass Valley Butcher Department manager; Ben Painter of SPD Markets and Glen Cartwright, SPD Nevada City Butcher Department manager, on Tuesday morning helped unload 1,400 pounds of chicken that will be donated to Interfaith Food Ministry to feed families in need.
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For the last four years, Smart Chicken has teamed with SPD Markets to do an annual chicken giveaway.

SPD’s giveaway partner has always been Interfaith Food Ministry and this year 1,400 pounds of Smart Chicken will go to local families in need. The amount of chicken to be given away is based on SPD’s sales for the month of November.

Smart Chicken, a product of Tecumseh Chicken, was founded in 1998 as an alternative to the large companies that controlled the vast majority of chicken sold in this country. According to a news release, Smart Chicken products are air-chilled with no added water and even though they are produced in Nebraska only 24 hours pass between packaging and the store shelf. The certified organic chicken, in addition to having access to state-of-the-art heated and air-conditioned facilities, also are free range with access to well-maintained grass pastures.

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