Perdue Southeast DC Associates Partner With United Way and Second Harvest Food Bank To Help Feed Georgia Families In Effingham County
August 26, 2019
Salisbury, Md. (Monday, August 26, 2019) — Perdue associates from the company’s distribution center in Rincon, Ga., recently joined the United Way of the Coastal Empire and America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia to feed more than 300 Effingham County families at a mobile food pantry.
Perdue associates joined volunteers from Lineage Logistics to hand out pre-packed boxes of food prepared by America’s Second Harvest during the distribution at Springfield Recreational Park. A family of four will be able to have several days’ worth of meals with one box.
“We’re grateful to team up with Perdue and America’s Second Harvest to provide food to local families and individuals in need,” said Elizabeth Waters, area director of United Way of the Coastal Empire, Effingham County office. “This resource is especially essential for local families who experience financial hardship this time of year as budgets are stretched with the start of school. Unfortunately, they often struggle to make tough choices between buying grocers and paying for other necessities.
“We are so grateful for the associates at Perdue,” said Waters. “They continue to make a positive impact in our community. We are grateful for their partnership.”
The Mobile Food Pantry in Effingham County is open to residents of Effingham County on a first-come, first-served basis and takes place up to twice a year.
About United Way of the Coastal Empire
The mission of United Way of the Coastal Empire is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. United Way conducts an annual fundraising campaign and invests donor contributions in programs and services within three impact areas: Education, Income, and Health. United Way serves Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty counties.
United Way is a volunteer-driven organization that involves hundreds of community leaders, professionals, and other volunteers in every aspect of our business, including fundraising, marketing, and funding decisions, to ensure that donors’ donations are truly making a difference.
Thanks to the Herschel V. Jenkins Trust Fund and other income, which typically exceeds all administrative and fundraising costs, donor contributions go to help people in need. For more information, please visit uwce.org.
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.