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Perdue and associates help Nanticoke Senior Center provide nutritious meals to homebound seniors in Delaware

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Perdue Farms associates deliver a $15,000 grant from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation to the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford, Del.
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Perdue associates help load Perdue roasters into a car for delivery to homebound seniors in Seaford, Del.
Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, December 21, 2016) – Perdue Farms, through a $15,000 grant funded by The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and associate engagement, is helping the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford, Del., provide meals to homebound seniors. The Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.

“At Perdue, we believe that no one should go hungry. And when it comes to assuring the nutrition of our senior citizens, we know we can make a difference by investing in programs like the Homebound Meals Program at the Nanticoke Senior Center,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of The Foundation. “They do great things through this program and we are honored to be a part of it.”

On Monday, Dec. 19, Perdue delivered the grant and 200 roasters for distribution to seniors, and a team of associates helped deliver meals.

“We are thrilled to receive this important grant from The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and grateful for the compassion of Perdue associates in support of our mission to deliver balanced, hot meals to homebound seniors in the Seaford community,” said Barbara Elliott, director of operations.

The Nanticoke Senior Center has served Seaford-area seniors for 40 years, and its staff and volunteers provide more than 54,000 meals every year to homebound seniors. Nutritious meals are prepared in an on-site commercial kitchen and delivered three days a week to eligible seniors.

To learn more about the Nanticoke Senior Center, its Homebound Meal Program and other programs for seniors, call the Center at 302-629-4939 or visit www.nanticokeseniorcenter.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.®

About Perdue Farms
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