Sterling Silver meat donated to 'Extreme Makeover'
April 19, 2011
by Meat&Poultry Staff
WICHITA, Kan. – Cargill’s meat business had stocked the freezer of a new home and provided the main course for two special dinners during construction in the latest edition of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
This episode was taped in Wichita, where Cargill’s US meat operations are based. Recognizing an opportunity to benefit the community, representatives of the company’s Sterling Silver Premium Meats brand offered to help.
Former Wichita State University All-America baseball player Carl Hall, who was paralyzed from the neck down after a 2010 car accident, and his family – wife Stacey and four children – were selected to receive a new, wheelchair-accessible home.
In supporting this project, Cargill donated Sterling Silver premium beef and pork cuts to stock Hall’s freezer. Sterling Silver brand representatives Matt Novitzke and Deborah Schulte filled the freezer with meat.
“We at Cargill and the Sterling Silver brand are so proud we could help the people at Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as they delivered this wonderful new home to Carl Hall and his family,” said Ozlem Worpel, brand manager, Sterling Silver Premium Meats. “The show and its producers always do things right, and we wanted to make sure that not only the Halls but also all of the wonderful supporters of this project received the best premium meats to enjoy.”
VIP dinners at the build site on Feb. 22 and 23 also featured Sterling Silver products. Lead construction companies, contractors, service providers, corporate donors, show production crew members, show representatives and on-air talent, members of the Hall family and attending news media were among the VIPs dining on Sterling Silver ribeye steaks, pork chops, beef brisket and pork loin.
Cargill and Dillons Food Stores provided the meat and worked with a local caterer to prepare and serve the food.