49 Striking Out Hunger on Delmarva Perdue Farms once again teamed up with the Delmarva Shorebirds — the Class A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles—and three Delmarva food banks for the annual Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge on Delmarva to deliver 160,000 meals across Delmarva communities in 2018. The 2018 Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge on Delmarva provided the forum to continue the awareness and community engagement that began with Perdue’s sponsorship of the 2011 South Atlantic League Perdue Strike Out Hunger All-Star Game promotions. Since then, the Shorebirds and food banks have embraced the Strike Out Hunger Challenge to generate more than 960,000 meals for those in need on Delmarva. To drive the Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge on Delmarva, Perdue Farms issued a $15,000 challenge grant, which the Perdue Foundation funded. The grant benefited the Maryland Food Bank – Eastern Shore Branch, the Food Bank of Delaware, and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. Each of the food banks was required to engage the Delmarva community to raise the equivalent of 10,000 meals in order to claim its equal share of the $15,000 challenge grant. This included any combination of pounds of food collected, funds collected and donated or volunteer hours throughout the duration of the Shorebirds’ season. Additionally, Perdue donated $10 each time the Shorebirds’ pitchers struck out an opposing batter, up to $5,000. The Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge, in collaboration with the Delmarva Shorebirds, the region’s three food banks in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, and the community at large, is raising awareness and resources to help eliminate hunger in our communities. PEOPLE & PARTNERS: OUR COMMUNITIES