|Mitzi Perdue, third from left, Arthur W. Perdue Foundation board member, and Perdue associate David McClellan, present a $5,000 Foundation grant to the USO Delaware at Dover Air Force Base. From left are Yolanda Bottorf, Families of the Fallen support manager, Bruce Kmiec, USA operations manager, Perdue, McClelland, Mary Johnson, USO Delaware Advisory Council member, and Bill Flanders, USO Delaware program coordinator. |
Salisbury, Md. (Monday, April 7, 2014) - Perdue Farms, through a $5,000 grant funded by the Arthur W Perdue Foundation, is assisting the USO Delaware in its mission to support and comfort the families of the fallen and troops and military families of Delaware.
“The generous support of Perdue and the Foundation will go along way towards assisting the families of the fallen during the dignified transfer of their loved one here at Dover Air Force Base,” said Bruce Kmiec, USO Delaware operations manager. “It’s because of the donations from community partners like Perdue that we can continue to provide assistance and ease the burden for families in a most difficult time.”
Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Del., is the lone place where bodies of troops killed in action return to the United States and are received by family members.
“I cannot think of any organization or group of people who deserve more support than our military,” said Mitzi Perdue, Arthur W. Perdue Foundation Board member, in presenting the grant. “They’ve written a blank check with their lives to help defend and protect us. How can we possibly repay them enough.”
About The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The 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.™ Learn more at www.perduefarms.com.
About Perdue Farms
Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms and our Corporate Responsibility Report at www.perduefarms.com.