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Perdue Farms associates present $43,787.68 contribution to United Way of Delaware

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Perdue associates present a check for $43,787.68 to United Way of Delaware representative at the company’s Milford plant. From left to right in front row are John Moore, vice president of resource development and strategic partnerships for United Way, associates Tenisha Drummond, Shelly Swed, Kimberly Purnell, Kaitlyn DeWit, and Aleeshia Webster. In second row are associates Angelica Hernandez and Dakisha Robinson. In back row are associates David McClellan, Keith Hunt, Joe Fogg, and Deborah Armstrong, assistant director of community relations for United Way.
Salisbury, Md (Friday, February 20, 2015) — Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Milford, Del., recently presented a check for $43,787.68 to United Way of Delaware. The contribution included associates’ pledges of $39,806.98 and a $3,980.70 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

Perdue Farms and its associates have a long history of support for United Way of Delaware dating back to 1997. Since then, they have contributed more than $570,000 to support United Way agency partners.

United Way of Delaware is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the community’s resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, United Way of Delaware is able to support such agencies as Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware, American Diabetes Association of Delaware, Delaware 2-1-1, among others.

The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to United Way of Delaware. Despite tough economic conditions, Perdue associates still managed to dig deep in their pockets to support their local community.

“We are happy to support United Way of Delaware,” said Stacey Norton, Perdue Human Resources Manager. “At Perdue, where teamwork is so important to our success, we recognize the importance of neighbors helping neighbors.”

“We are both honored and grateful to receive a contribution from our committed friends at Perdue Farms,” said Michelle Taylor, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Delaware. “Their generous support is crucial to ensuring we’re able to meet both the short-term critical needs of our neighbors in Kent and Sussex counties as well as addressing the complex, systemic issues that affect all of our communities throughout the state of Delaware at its roots.

“Perdue’s pledge will aid in the success of initiatives aimed at ensuring that our children receive a quality, early education; that are youth succeed academically and make good life decisions; that individuals and families are financially empowered; and that everyone has access to affordable healthcare,” she said.

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®, PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART®, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND®, COLEMAN PREMIUM®, and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brand; 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 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.™ 


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