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Perdue Farms’ Thorntown associates support United Way of Central Indiana

Thorntown 2017
Perdue associates present a check for $1,786 to the United Way of Central Indiana. From left to right in front row are Matt Simmons, Yvonne Angew and Lacee Fausett. In back row are Nike Cripe, Aaron Gore, United Way representative, Vitalino Morales, Jose Alvarado and Mike Maroney.
Salisbury, Md. (Thursday, March 2, 2017) — Associates from Perdue Farms’ breeder operation in Thorntown, Ind., recently presented a check for $1,786 in support of the United Way of Central Indiana in Boone County. The contribution included a $162 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 82 associates in Thorntown.

“United Way of Central Indiana is grateful for the continued support of Perdue Farms and applauds their commitment to the local communities in which they operate,” said Aaron Gore, area director of United Way of Central Indiana Area Northwest. “Together, we directly impact our neighbors to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. This is what United Way of Central Indiana has done for nearly 100 years with a focus on improving the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of everyone in our communities.” 

The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually support seven 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, Witham YMCA and Mental Health America. Associates’ pledges will help fund programs dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals to learn more, earn more and lead healthy and safe lives.

“We are happy to be able to continue to help support the United Way of Central Indiana through our associate pledge campaign and support from the Foundation,” said Mike Maroney, Thorntown operation manager. “We believe in supporting the communities where our associates live and work, and remain committed to assist through this initiative.” 

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.™ 

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.

About United Way of Central Indiana
United Way of Central Indiana fights for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of all people in central Indiana by creating, managing and investing resources in sustainable solutions to the most stubborn barriers to self-sufficiency. United Way invites all members of our community to LIVE UNITED by giving, advocating and volunteering to improve lives in Central Indiana. Visit uwci.org/about to learn more.


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