Perdue Associates Join Maryland Food Bank in Annual ‘Pack to Give Back’ Holiday Initiative
November 14, 2019
SALISBURY, MD. (Thursday, Nov. 14, 2018) –As part of a company commitment to hunger relief, Perdue Farms associates helped pack hundreds of holiday meals for families in need during the Maryland Food Bank-Eastern Shore’s “Pack to Give Back” initiative on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
“At Perdue, we believe that no one should go hungry and Pack To Give Back is a wonderful platform for our company and associates to engage in addressing this belief and provide a little holiday cheer to our neighbors on the Eastern Shore,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, which sponsored the event through a $10,000 grant. “We are again proud to sponsor this event through our decades long partnership with the Maryland Food Bank.”
Paired with turkeys, volunteers filled 1,084 meal boxes containing traditional holiday fixings, such as cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. The boxes will be distributed to soup kitchens, pantries and shelters across the Shore, ensuring a holiday meal for individuals and families who might otherwise go without.
“One in nine Marylanders, including children, seniors, veterans and hard-working families, face hunger on a daily basis,” said Jennifer Small, regional program director for the Maryland Food Bank-Eastern Shore. “It’s because of community-minded partners like Perdue Farms and dedicated community volunteers that we are able to pack and distribute holiday meals to those who need them the most.”
About the Maryland Food Bank
The Maryland Food Bank was founded in 1979 as the first food bank on the East Coast. The Maryland Food Bank is a member of the Feeding America®, the nation’s food bank network. It is headquartered in Baltimore County and has a branch in Salisbury and warehouse in Hagerstown. To learn more, visit www.mdfoodbank.org.
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 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.