Perdue associates support United Way of Central Indiana
Salisbury, Md. (Friday, February 19, 2016) — Associates from Perdue Farms’ breeder operation in Thorntown, Ind., recently presented a check for $3,217.50 in support of the United Way of Central Indiana in Boone County. The contribution included a $292.50 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employees 67 people in Thorntown.
“Thank you to Perdue Farms for partnering with United Way to invest in strategies and initiatives that make the greatest impact in Boone County. Together, we are helping families and individuals as they strive for a better life in our community,” said Christie Snyder, Northwest area director of the United Way of Central Indiana.
Mike Maroney, manager of the Thorntown operation, said, “We are happy to be able to help support the United Way of Central Indiana through our associate pledge campaign and support from the Foundation. We have a shared vision of strengthening the community and are happy to assist through this initiative.”
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, Boys and Girls Club of Zionsville, The Arc of Greater Boone County, 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®, PERDUE® SIMPLY SMART®, PERDUE® HARVESTLAND®, COLEMAN PREMIUM® 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 at www.perduefarms.com.
About The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Franklin P. and 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.™