Perdue Southeast DC Associates Join United Way and Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia to Feed Families in Need
March 4, 2019
Rincon, GA (March 4, 2019) — Perdue associates from the company’s Southeast Distribution Center joined the United Way of the Coastal Empire and America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia at a mobile food pantry to provide supplemental food to more than 300 Effingham County families who struggle to make tough choices between buying groceries and paying for other necessities. Local families showed up at the Effingham County Recreation Department and received a bag full of nonperishable food, fresh produce, frozen chicken, and bakery items.
“We’re grateful to team up with America’s Second Harvest to provide food to local families and individuals in need,” said Elise Zielicke, area director of United Way of the Coastal Empire, Effingham County office. “This resource is especially essential to our community this year for those who experienced hardship during the government shutdown, as well as families whose pantries become depleted due to kids being home during winter break.
“We are so grateful for the associates at Perdue,” said Zielicke. “Ever since they landed in our community, they have made a positive, lasting impact. We are grateful for their partnership.”
Pre-packed pantry boxes were put together by America’s Second Harvest. A family of four will be able to have approximately three days’ worth of meals with one bag. 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.
Perdue volunteers were joined by volunteers from Lineage Logistics and Marshland Credit Union.
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., 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.