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Perdue Farms continues support for Hive House in eastern North Carolina with $10,000 Perdue Foundation grant

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Perdue Farms associates present a $10,000 Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to the Hive House in Lewiston-Woodville, N.C. From left are William Knight, Perdue human resources manager, parent Comita Holley, Dr. Gary Cordon, pastor of Victory Temple, Dr. Chris Cordon, Lewiston-Woodville town commissioner, Vivian Saundesr, CEO and founder of Hive House, John Trent, chairman of Bertie County Board of Commissioners, parent Jasnika Craig, Antoine Smith, and Jeff Stalls, Perdue director of operations.
Salisbury, Md. (Tuesday, June 14, 2016) — As part of a company commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities in which it operates, Perdue Farms, through support from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Foundation, has presented a $10,000 grant to the Bertie County Hive House in Lewiston Woodville, N.C. ¬¬¬

The Hive House, located in rural eastern North Carolina, helps strengthen families and communities in Bertie County by providing access to information, resources, and program services that support and improve the lives of the community’s parents, children and youth. The Hive House serves as an ¬¬after-school program, a summer program, a technology center, a parental and educational center, a food pantry, and provides needed shelter to victims of domestic violence.

“The ongoing support and friendship from Perdue and its associates toward the Hive House is truly a blessing for our community,” said Vivian Saunders, Hive House director.
“We’re grateful for the continued financial support of Perdue and its Foundation. It will go a long way toward improving the lives of so many people in our community.”

Since 2008, the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation has provided $135,000 in funding for the Hive House. Through the years, associates from the Perdue operation in Lewiston have provided holiday gifts for families in need and held fund-raisers to support the Hive mission.

“The Hive House has been a tremendous asset to the Bertie County community,” said Jeff Stalls, director of Perdue operations. “Without the valuable services Vivian provides, there would be a big void in our community. The Hive House programs and outreach benefit so many people in our community, including many of our associates and their family members. At Perdue, we are honored to continue a long tradition of support.”

About The Bertie County Hive House
The Bertie County Hive House provides support to families and their children to remove barriers that may lead to the neglect and abuse of children. Their mission is to strengthen families by providing opportunities for them to improve job skills and provide a safe and stable environment for children while their parents are working. For more information about the Hive House, contact Vivian Saunders at (252) 348-2010.

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 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.®  


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