Perdue Farms' Milford associates present $29,315 to United Way of Delaware
Salisbury, Md. (February 10, 2012) — Associates at Perdue Farms’ Milford operations contributed $29,315 to the United Way of Delaware. The contribution also includes a $4,000 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.
United Way is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities’ resources to improve 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 Kent Sussex Industries, Boys and Girls Club, American Red Cross and Big Brothers and Sisters.
The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way. Despite tough economic conditions, Perdue associates still managed to dig deep in their pockets to support their local community.
We are happy to support the United Way of Delaware said Dean Walston, director of operations. “At Perdue, where teamwork is so important to our success, we recognize the importance of neighbors helping neighbors.”
John Moore, vice president of United Way of Delaware, said, “It’s great to know that we have such a caring partner like Perdue in Delaware. Perdue is a fantastic partner, with great people, great leadership and great support for United Way.”
About Perdue and The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Perdue Family of Companies includes Perdue Farms, Perdue AgriBusiness, and our shared services organizations. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, through expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, to today’s third-generation of family leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained a family-owned company dedicated to making Perdue the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. At the Perdue Family of Companies, we believe in responsible food and agriculture™.
The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the Perdue Family of Companies, 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 the Perdue Family of Companies communities where large numbers of our associates live and work.