|Perdue Farms’ Milford operation associates donated $42,480.50 to the United Way of Delaware campaign. From left to right are Larry Henley, Perdue United Way campaign coordinator, Michelle Taylor, president and CEO of United Way of Delaware, Perdue associates Wanda Cordero, Kenila Pierre, Amy Stewart and Constance Dexter, and Dean Walston, director of Perdue Milford operations.|
Salisbury, Md. (Tuesday, February 4, 2014) — Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Milford contributed $42,480.50 to the United Way of Delaware during a recent ceremony at the Perdue facility. The campaign also includes a $3,862 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.
The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way campaign. Associates also hosted bake sales and raffles to raise funds to support the campaign.
“We are proud of our team for this accomplishment,” said Dean Walston, Perdue director of operations. “At Perdue, where team work is so important to our success, this is an excellent opportunity to support our community and foster team work throughout the facility, while helping our neighbors.”
United Way of Delaware’s mission is to maximize the communities’ resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. The United Way of Delaware is engaged in a long-term strategy to eliminate the root cause of Delaware’s most pressing social problems in the state. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Delaware is able to support more than 100 partner agencies.
“A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half full. But those who are giving see a glass of water and start looking for someone who might be thirsty. On behalf of United Way of Delaware, I extend my sincere and heartfelt thanks to our friends at Perdue, for your generosity, and long standing partnership, in quenching the thirst for positive and economic change throughout our communities across Delaware,” said Michelle Taylor, president and CEO of United Way of Delaware.
About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms and our Corporate Responsibility Report at www.perduefarms.com.
About the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work. At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.™