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$20,000 Perdue Foundation grant helps fund Recovery Resource Center 12-Step addiction programs

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The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation presents the Recovery Resource Center (RCC) in Salisbury, Md., a $20,000 grant. From left are Tom Evans, chair of the Fund Raising Committee for RCC, Kim Nechay, executive director of the Perdue Foundation, Beth Ohlsson, executive director of the Recovery Resource Center, and Hollie Seaton, Perdue health strategies manager and chair of the Community Relations Committee for the RCC Board.
Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, December 21, 2016) – Perdue Farms has committed a $20,000 Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to help the Recovery Resource Center (RRC) — formerly known as the Salisbury Substance Abuse Community Center — in its mission to facilitate and support people on their journey to recovery from addiction.

“Unfortunately, addictions ravage every neighborhood and every social class. Organizations like the Recovery Resource Center are invaluable to our community,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Perdue Foundation. “As part of our commitment to improving the lives of those within the communities in which we live and work, we at Perdue are so glad that we can help assure their accessibility and operations to those in need of their services.”

Each week, the Center provides a safe haven and meeting place for approximately 1,000 people who participate in various 12-Step Recovery programs seeking recovery from alcoholism, drug addiction and any other chemical-use disorder.

“The generous support from Perdue allows us to increase the number of meetings we have and expand the support and fellowship that is so vitally important to recovery,” said Beth Ohlsson, executive director of the Recover Resource Center. “We have been able to create and distribute materials that announce to the community who we are and how we can help people recover from active addiction and maintain recovery. The end result is that people can, and do, recover from addiction.” 

There is no cost to any individual who seeks support from the Center’s 12-Step programs. “The bottom line is that what we offer to the community saves lives. We are most grateful for the role Perdue Farms plays in that equation,” said Ohlsson.

The Recovery Resource Center was established in 1987 as the Salisbury Substance Abuse Community Center by individuals who were in recovery themselves. The Center is located at 501 Cross St. in Salisbury, Md. For more information, call 410-742-9482 or visit www.ssacc.org.

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.®

About Perdue Farms
We’re a third-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers and farmers through trusted choices in products and services. 
We focus on continuously improving everything we do, constantly learning, and sharing those insights across different production methods. That innovative approach is driving change throughout the company and onto farms. This continuous advancement is leading us toward our vision of becoming the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.
The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., and Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork, and in USDA-certified organic chicken. We’ve increased our support for the family farm by creating new markets, including specialty crops. Through agricultural services, we give farmers more options for the acre, including conversion to organic production and products and services that increase the sustainability of conventional agriculture. Learn more at www.perduefarms.com.


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