Perdue Farms Donates 85,000 Pounds Of No-Antibiotics-Ever Chicken To Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
March 4, 2019
Salisbury, Md. (March 4, 2019) — As part of its commitment to hunger relief, Perdue Farms has delivered 85,000 pounds of no-antibiotics-ever chicken to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The donation is part of Perdue’s ongoing efforts to help families in the Shenandoah Valley struggling with food insecurity have access to nutritious protein.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank provides food to 106,000 people each month across 25 counties and eight cities through a network of 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, schools, churches and other non-profits. The Perdue donation will support their outreach.
“Protein is a highly sought-after source of nourishment for the individuals and families we serve. Because of Perdue’s generous and consistent support of the Food Bank’s mission, we’re able to serve thousands of families throughout the Shenandoah Valley,” said Michael McKee, CEO of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
In fact, Perdue and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank have had a long-standing hunger relief partnership, dating back to the early 2000s. Since then, Perdue has donated more than 2.7 million pounds of protein or the equivalent of 2.25 million meals.
“There are so many people who struggle with putting a nutritious meal on their tables in our communities. Together, with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, we know this donation will impact the one out of every 12 of our neighbors who struggles with hunger in their service area,” said Kenny Lambert, director of Perdue operations in Bridgewater, Va.
About Perdue Farms
We’re a fourth-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers and farmers through trusted choices in products and services.
The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., and the company is the leader in organic chicken in the U.S., and Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork, and in USDA-certified organic chicken. Learn more at www.perduefarms.com.
About the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Founded in 1981, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is the largest organization alleviating hunger in western and central Virginia. Headquartered in Verona, Va., the Food Bank serves 25 counties and eight cities through distribution centers in Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Winchester and Verona. The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank distributes nearly 25.3 million pounds of food annually to 106,000 people each month through a network of 200 community partners – food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, schools, churches and other non-profit groups. The Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, a national food bank association that supports 200 food banks across the United States. For more information, visit www.brafb.org.