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Perdue associates in Lewiston, N.C., help provide back-to-school supplies for children in need

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Associates at Perdue's operation in Lewiston, N.C., donate back-to-school supplies to the Bertie County Alumni Association (BACA). From left are associates Robert Leggett Jr., Shaking Griffin and Jarod Davidson, and BACA President Jackie Lyons White. The children are Tasyah Onafowora and Zileyah Onafowora.
Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, August 31, 2016) - Perdue associates in Lewiston, N.C., recently participated in a back-to-school supply drive to support the Bertie Alumni Community Association and the Bertie County Hive House’s efforts to provide much-needed school supplies to children in need. Associates donated school supplies and made financial donations, which were matched by Perdue totaling $1,923. Thirty-four backpacks were packed and distributed to local area students.
“The Bertie Alumni Community Association appreciated the opportunity to partner with Perdue to support the local schools in our community,” said Jackie Lyons White, president of Bertie Alumni Community Association. “With our combined efforts, we were able to provide and distribute back-to-school supplies to Bertie County students in need. We appreciate Perdue’s support of our non-profit organization and our community.”  

“Our associates did an excellent job in assisting the children of Bertie County by making donations to allow us to provide the necessary school supplies that the children will need for this school year,” said Jeff Stalls, director of operations. “This was an outstanding effort by all of our associates who participated.”

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