Perdue Live Production associates help Maryland Food Bank with food distribution
Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, August 31, 2016) - Perdue associates from the company’s live production office in Laurel, Del., recently volunteered at the Maryland Food Bank as part of Perdue’s commitment in the fight against hunger. Associates helped to distribute fresh produce and cased Perdue chicken to hungry families from Wicomico, Somerset and Dorchester counties. Associates also moved pallets of product, built orders, and loaded cars. A total of 30,000 pounds of much-needed food was distributed to 120 households.
“While touching the community on a very personal level, we witnessed the very essence of our shared mission to feed our neighbors in need,” said Jennifer Small, managing director of the Maryland Food Bank for the Eastern Shore. “We appreciate our shared partnership with Perdue and their community commitment to helping in our fight to end hunger.”
“The volunteer effort was great,” said Will Evans, Perdue associate and team organizer. “It gave our team the opportunity to get to know each other a little bit better by working side by side to help families from our community who are less fortunate.”
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