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$2,000 Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant helps Ohio County Family Wellness Center foster healthier lifestyles

Salisbury, Md. (Friday, May 25, 2012) — Perdue Farms, through a $2,000 granted funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, is helping the non-profit Ohio County Family Wellness Center provide programs to help western Kentucky residents pursue healthy lifestyles.

“These generous funds from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation allow us to take another huge step toward fulfilling our mission to promote wellness of mind, body and spirit, and provide a facility for education, recreation and physical fitness,” said Nick Whiteside, program coordinator of the Ohio Family Wellness Center. “Without the support of a company like Perdue, our health and fitness education programs would not be possible.”

Whiteside said the facility’s programs help educate the community on the importance of physical activity and healthy eating. “We help participants manage their weight, decrease risk of injury and preventable diseases, such as heart disease and Type II diabetes,” he said.

Bill Hetherington, executive director of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, said, “The Family Wellness Center makes their fitness and wellness services available to all residents of Ohio County and the surrounding area by offering free and reduced rate programs to low-income families. We’re proud to support their effort to build healthy lifestyles for all members of the community.”

About Perdue and the Arthur. W. Perdue Foundation
PERDUE® is the No. 1 brand of fresh chicken in the Eastern United States. Ranked as the third largest poultry company in the U.S., Perdue is a leading international food and agriculture family of businesses providing quality products and services to customers in more than 100 countries. Privately held and family-run for three generations, the company employs more than 21,000 associates and partners with more than 2,200 independent farm families — all of whom share in the commitment to quality that has guided the company since its founding in 1920.

The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation is a tax-exempt charitable foundation established in 1957 by the founder of Perdue Incorporated. Grants are distributed for the improvement of life in the community through support of the arts, community development, education, health, human services and youth activities.
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