|Perdue Farms’ associates present a $10,000 Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County. From left to right are Bill Carter, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club, Jim Hungate, human resources manager at Perdue’s Bridgewater, Va., operation, and Maria Alonso, Perdue associate relations representative.|
Salisbury, Md. (Tuesday, June 23, 2015) — As part of its commitment to enrich the lives of children in the community, Perdue Farms, through the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County in Harrisonburg, Va. The club relies on local community support to help fund scholarships for families who otherwise are unable to pay membership dues for their children.
“We’re grateful for the continued support of Perdue and the Foundation through this generous grant for the Boys and Girls Club,” said Bill Carter, executive director of the club. “The financial support will fund scholarships for 10 children and will provide them healthy snacks and meals, a wellness program, and tutoring for improved school performance.”
“For nearly 20 years, the Boys and Girls Club has been as a strong educational and community partner for the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County,” said Kenny Lambert, director of Perdue’s operation in Bridgewater. “At Perdue, we are committed to making a difference in the community through partnerships like this, and proud to continue our support so that area children, including those of some our own associates, have the ability to learn and grow in a safe environment.”
Since 2011, Perdue has provided $30,000 in funding support for the Boys and Girls Club’s programs.
More than 1,500 children annually benefit from the services of the Boys and Girls Club and the support of the community and private sector organizations. “We couldn’t provide the life-enhancing programs that we offer without the support of the community and partners like Perdue,” said Carter. “The power of the Boys and Girls Club is consistency. Every day, we give children ages 5 to 18 a safe place to learn and with caring adult professionals, and the programs and experiences to help them realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”
About The Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg/Rockingham County
The Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County was established in 1996 as a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and leaders. To learn more about the local Boys and Girls Club, visit www.bgchr.org.
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® SIMPLY SMART®, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND®, COLEMAN PREMIUM® 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 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.™