|Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank, and Kirsten Langan, Director of Food Strategy and Sourcing, hold some of the product received from Perdue.|
Salisbury, Md. (January 21, 2015) – To help in the fight against hunger and food insecurity, Perdue Farms recently donated 26,880 pounds of frozen sliced turkey breast products to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
“The success of our mission depends entirely on generous partners like Perdue Farms to close the gap on hunger in Central Florida,” said Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. “Donations of high-quality protein, like turkey, make an enormous difference for struggling families in our area.”
Over the past 15 years, Perdue Farms has donated 46 million pounds of poultry products nationwide through Feeding America, the network that provides much-needed help to 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, including Second Harvest.
“At Perdue Farms, we believe that no one should have to go hungry,” said Tommy Waters, director of Perdue operations in Gainesville, Ga., from where the donation was sourced. “That’s why we partner with Feeding America and its network of community food banks and pantries to ensure the safe and effective distribution of our product donations. We hope this donation will help ease the burden for Central Florida children and families in need. ”
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
SHFBCF is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed nearly 64 million pounds of grocery products – the equivalent of more than 53 million meals – to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. Our community turns to Second Harvest’s partner agencies more than 71,000 times per week. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit http://www.FeedHopeNow.org.
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.