Perdue Activates Carolinas Disaster Relief In Wake of Hurricane Florence
Delivering foods, meals and financial support to support recovery efforts
September 20, 2018
Salisbury, Md. (Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018) — In response to historic flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Perdue Farms is sending truckloads of food and the Perdue Chicken Food Truck to the Carolinas, along with donations to local American Red Cross chapters, to help residents and recovery efforts in the communities impacted by this disaster.
“The losses endured by thousands of Carolinians, including many of our associates, farmers and their families, is heartbreaking. It hits close to home,” said Randy Day, CEO of Perdue Farms. “We hope our contributions will speed the recovery process in the region.”
Perdue is working with Feeding America® to deliver a half million pounds of food— the equivalent of 416,000 meals — to local member food banks in the Carolinas. Perdue will have its first truckloads rolling into the region by Monday.
“Feeding America is grateful for Perdue’s contribution of nutrient-rich protein at this critical time, to support the relief efforts,” said Karen Hanner, vice president of manufacturing product sourcing at Feeding America. “The Perdue donations are essential to the needs of Carolinians recovering from the severe weather.”
Perdue is also redeploying its PERDUE® food truck from other appearances to hard hit Lumberton, N.C., to help provide much-needed meals for victims and first responders. The food truck team is expected to begin serving meals this weekend. The company has also provided ice to assist relief efforts during power outages.
Perdue also announced a $250,000 donation through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the company’s charitable giving arm, to American Red Cross chapters in the region.
“As we continue to look for ways to assist with relief, our thoughts and prayers remain with all those affected by this tragedy,” said Day.
About Perdue Farms
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The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., we’re the largest producer of 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.