Associates at Perdue's plant in Rockingham, N.C., present a check for $43,037 to Michelle Parrish, right, director of the United Way of Richmond County. From left to right are Claranette Baldwin, Perry Brown, Dwayne Williams, Maxine Gardner, Bobby Ingram, Mary Bright, Cortez Smith, Quintavis Cheeks, Robert Daniels, and Parrish.
Rockingham, N.C. (January 15, 2013) – Associates at Perdue Farms’ processing plant in Rockingham, N.C., contributed $43,037 to the United Way of Richmond County. The associates’ pledge includes a $4,304 grant funded by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of the company.
United Way is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the community’s 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 Richmond County is able to fund agencies and programs in the areas of education, health and wellness, crisis services, and children and youth.
The Perdue campaign allows associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually contribute to the United Way. Associates contributing to the campaign received a “Live United” T-shirt.
“I am very proud of our Rockingham associates,” said Kendall Casey, director of operations. “Even during these difficult financial times, our associates found a way to contribute to the United Way.”
“There were 244 associates who donated their fair share,” said Jim Brown, Perdue plant human resources manager. “Our associates are very generous when it comes to giving and in many cases those that can least afford to give, give the most.”
About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue Agribusiness, and represents the Perdue family ownership. 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 our third-generation of family leadership with chairman, Jim Perdue, we’ve remained a family-owned, family-operated dedicated to making Perdue the most trusted name in food and agricultural products. To learn more about Perdue, visit www.perdue.com.
About the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The 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 estate 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.