|Perdue Farms’ associates present a check for $37,431.37 to the United Way of Delaware. From left to right are Matthew Hearn, Business Unit Leader, John Moore, United Way of Delaware Vice President for Resource Development and Strategic Partnerships, Christella St. Juste, United Way of Delaware Community Relations Associate, Dean Walston, Director of Operations, Aleeshia Webster, Perdue United Way Campaign Coordinator and Derrick Mangum, Human Resources Complex Manager.|
Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, February 3, 2016) — Associates at Perdue Farms’ operation in Milford contributed $37,431.37 to the United Way of Delaware during a recent ceremony at the Perdue Milford facility. The contribution included $34,028.37 in campaign pledges by associates and a $3,403 grant funded by the Franklin P. and 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 improving the lives of all the members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Delaware is able to support such agencies as Boys and Girls Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cheer, Kent-Sussex Industries, Peoples Place and more.
The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way.
“We are inspired each year by the generosity of our associates as they support the community through donations to United Way of Delaware,” said Dean Walston, director of Perdue operations in Milford. “At Perdue, our associate teams reflect our company value of stewardship within the community”.
In accepting the contribution, United Way of Delaware’s Vice President for Resource Development and Strategic Partnerships John Moore said, “We are so proud of the great collaboration we have with Perdue. Working together we are positively impacting thousands of people who need help the most and together we are transforming dark todays into brighter tomorrows. That is what it means to LIVE UNITED!”
About United Way of Delaware
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. To learn more, visit http://uwde.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®, 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 Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Franklin P. and 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™.