|Perdue associates present at check for $2,745 to Christie Synder, area director of the United Way of Central Indiana. From left in front row are Edel Estrella, Yvonne Agnew, Synder and Mike Maroney. In back row are Vitalino Morales, Jose Alvarado, Matt Simmons, Anita Tapscott and Carol Sewell.|
THORNTOWN, IND. (Tuesday, January 6, 2015) — Associates from Perdue Farms’ breeder operation in Thorntown, Ind., recently presented a check for $2,745 in support of the United Way of Central Indiana
in Boone County. The contribution included a $250 grant provided by the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 75 associates in Thorntown.
“We thank Perdue Farms for being a great community partner and supporting the community through workplace giving,” said Christie Snyder, area director of Boone County United Way of Central Indiana. “We are committed to helping people in Boone County achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. Every dollar pledged by Perdue associates in Thorntown will remain local to not only address immediate needs but also attack the root causes.”
Mike Maroney, manager of the Thorntown operation, said, “We are happy to be able to help the United Way of Central Indiana through the generosity of our associates’ contributions. I’m proud of their commitment to the community.”
The campaign allowed Perdue associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually support six United Way partner agencies in Boone County, including the Lebanon Area Boys and Girls Club, Zionsville Boys and Girls Club, The Arc of Greater Boone County Rehabilitation Center, Boone County Senior Services, Boone County Cancer Society, and Witham Family YMCA. Associates’ pledges will help fund programs dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to learn more, earn more and lead healthy and safe lives.
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.
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.™