Perdue Foundation Continues Support For Bertie County YMCA With Grant To Purchase New Fitness Equipment
February 26, 2018
Salisbury, Md (Monday, February 26, 2018) — Perdue Farms has presented a $5,000 Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant to the Bertie County YMCA Inc. in Windsor, N.C., to help fund the purchase of new fitness equipment. The Perdue Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.
“We’re very appreciative for the support from Perdue Farms and its Foundation,” said Casey Owens, executive director of the YMCA. “The Bertie County YMCA is the only fitness center in the county. This funding allows us to continue to serve members of the community and provide up-to-date equipment as they strive to better themselves and live a more active lifestyle.”
The Bertie County YMCA is a non-profit organization that has been serving the community for 27 years. It’s one of the smallest YMCA’s in the country.
“The Bertie County YMCA has been an important part of our community, including for many of our associates and their families,” said Jeff Stalls, director of Perdue operations in Lewiston. “Organizations such as the YMCA are essential to make our community stronger, they share our values and we’re delighted to lend our support through this funding.”
About the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Franklin P. and 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 estates 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®.
About Perdue Farms
We’re a third-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. We focus on continuously improving everything we do, constantly learning, and sharing those insights across different production methods. That innovative approach is driving change throughout the company and onto farms. This continuous advancement is leading us toward our vision of becoming the most trusted name in food and agricultural products. The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh 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. We’ve increased our support for the family farm by creating new markets, including specialty crops. Through agricultural services, we give farmers more options for the acre, including conversion to organic production and products and services that increase the sustainability of conventional agriculture. Learn more at www.perduefarms.com.