|Associates at Perdue Farms’ breeder operation in Thorntown, Ind., present a check for $2,727 to Christie Snyder, area director of the United Way of Central Indiana. Pictured from left to right in front row are Ana Hernandez, Edel Estrella, Gina Woolery, Perdue’s United Way campaign coordinator, Snyder, and Jose Alvarado. In back row are Anita Tapscott, Josh Zimmerman, Felix Martinez, Mike Maroney and Vitalino Morales.|
Salisbury, Md. (February 26, 2013) — Associates from Perdue Farms’ breeder operation in Thorntown, Ind., recently presented a check for $2,727 in support of the United Way of Central Indiana in Boone County. The contribution included a $247 grant provided by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Seventy-three Perdue associates are employed in Thorntown.
“We’re proud to have the support of partners like Perdue,” Christie Snyder, area director of the United Way of Central Indiana. “We’re committed to improving the lives of Boone County residents and every dollar pledged by Perdue employees in Thorntown will remain locally and help those people who need our help the most.”
Mike Maroney, manager of the Thorntown operation, said, “We are happy to be able to help the United Way of Central Indiana through the generosity of our associates’ contributions. I’m proud of their commitment to the community.”
The campaign allowed Perdue associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually support seven United Way partner agencies in Boone County, including the Lebanon Area Boys and Girls Club, Zionsville Boys and Girls Club, The Arc of Greater Boone County Rehabilitation Center, Boone County Senior Services, Boone County Cancer Society, Witham YMCA and Mental Health America. Associates’ pledges will help fund programs dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to learn more, earn more and lead health and safe lives.
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.