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Perdue Foods donates 40,000 pounds of protein to support South Georgia relief efforts

Salisbury, Md. (Wednesday, February 1, 2017) — Perdue Foods has donated 40,000 pounds of protein to Second Harvest of South Georgia to support disaster relief efforts after deadly tornadoes displaced thousands of residents in the region.

“We are extremely fortunate to have partners like Perdue Foods willing to help in times like this when so many are struggling just to feed their families,” said Will Robinson, chief operations officer at Second Harvest of South Georgia. “Because of their donation, we are able to get the protein to areas where hot meals are being prepared to feed those displaced and first responders.”

The donation, delivered Saturday, is part of Perdue’s commitment with Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, to provide nutritious protein to those struggling with hunger and assist during natural disasters.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors in south Georgia affected by this tragedy,” said Wally Hunter, director of Perdue harvest operations in Perry, Ga. “It is our hope that this donation of protein will provide some level of comfort to those in the communities impacted by this terrible situation. Many are in for a long recovery process, and Perdue will continue to work with Second Harvest for ways to assist.”

About Second Harvest of South Georgia
Second Harvest of South Georgia is the leading hunger-relief organization in the region and the second largest food bank in the state.  We serve a 12,675 square mile region made up of 30 counties.  In addition to our Valdosta headquarters, we have branches in Albany, Douglas and Thomasville.  From these four locations, we serve more than 400 partner agencies through a variety of programs including the Food Bank, Kids Cafe, Mobile Food Pantry, and Teachers’ Harvest among others. To find out how you can help, go to www.feedingsga.org

About Perdue Farms
We’re a third-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers and farmers through trusted choices in products and services. 
We focus on continuously improving everything we do, constantly learning, and sharing those insights across different production methods. That innovative approach is driving change throughout the company and onto farms. This continuous advancement is leading us toward our vision of becoming the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.
The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., and Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork, and in USDA-certified organic chicken. We’ve increased our support for the family farm by creating new markets, including specialty crops. Through agricultural services, we give farmers more options for the acre, including conversion to organic production and products and services that increase the sustainability of conventional agriculture. Learn more at www.perduefarms.com.

 

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