|Perdue Farms associates present a check for $60,179.55 to the United Way of Daviess County Director Brenda Sobecki, fourth from left. Pictured from left are Perdue associates Garrett Fox, Caleb Like, Janet Seelmaer, Cameron Scarlett, Sobecki, associates Billie Freeman, Erich Felkner, Jackie Joyce, Peg Ennis, Jose Mejias, Sherral Meinhart, and Charlene Gidney.|
Washington, Ind. (Tuesday, January 6, 2015) — Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Washington presented a check for $60,179.55 to the United Way of Daviess County
. The Perdue campaign included associate pledges of $54,708.68 and a $5,470.87 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.
United Way is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities’ resources to improve the lives of all the members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Daviess County is able to support such agencies as Four Rivers Daviess County, Daviess County YMCA, Friends for Kids, Powerhouse, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, and the Lena Dunn WISH Program.
The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way. Despite tough economic conditions, Perdue associates still managed to dig deep in their pockets to support their local community.
“We are happy to support the United Way of Daviess County,” said David Wells, director of Perdue operations in Washington. “At Perdue, where teamwork is so important to our success, we recognize the importance of neighbors helping neighbors.”
As Brenda Sobecki, United Way director, explains, “The money will go to support our 20 partner agencies that provide programs that touch one in three people in Daviess County. These are agencies that really improve people’s lives in the areas of mentoring, education, improved health, and income stability programs. Perdue and the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation are true community partners that support the work of United Way and the needs in the community as they arise.”
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.
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.™