Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012) — Perdue Foods has delivered 131,000 pounds of protein to Feeding America-affiliated food banks to assist with Superstorm Sandy relief efforts in the Northeast.
Five tractor-trailer loads of fresh and frozen chicken products — the equivalent of 157,000 meals — were delivered to food banks. The donations were delivered to food banks and distribution centers in the Bronx, Staten Island and Hauppauge, N.Y., locations identified by Feeding America to serve hurricane victims in the Northeast.
“Our thoughts and prayers remain with all those affected by this tragedy,” said Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms. “Our partners at Feeding America are working through their network of food banks and with emergency management responders to ensure our food donations are helping those in their time of need.”
Perdue has partnered with Feeding America since 2000 in their efforts to fight hunger and provide relief in times of natural disasters. Perdue has pledged a minimum annual donation of two million pounds of food to Feeding America for distribution to community food banks and pantries.
“Thank you to Perdue for their support of Feeding America and its network with their generous donation of over 130,000 pounds of valuable protein items,” said Bill Thomas, vice president of operations for Feeding America. “Our network always asks for support such as theirs during times of disaster because the value it brings to clients who have lost everything.”
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™. For more information, visit www.perdue.com™.