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Perdue Farms’ Rockingham associates present $73,880 to United Way of Richmond County

Rockingham UW 2017
Perdue associates present a check for $73,880.10 to the United Way of Rockingham County. From left to right are Lesley King, Perdue human resources manager, Michelle Parrish, executive director of United Way, associates Antwan Knotts, Kara Hawkins, Terry Whittington, Wayne Osborne, Jerred Brown, and Aryss Hinestroza. 
Salisbury, Md. (March 13, 2017) — Associates from Perdue Farms’ operation in Rockingham, N.C., recently presented a check for $73,880.10 in support of the United Way of Richmond County. The contribution included a $6,709.10 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 1,045 associates in Rockingham.

The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually support United Way.

“I could not be more proud of the generosity and compassion of our associates to assist their neighbors,” said Kendall Casey, director of Perdue operations in Rockingham. “They consistently live up to our company commitment to support the community, and thanks to their continued support of United Way, countless lives in Richmond County will be impacted in a positive way.”

United Way of Richmond County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities’ resources to improve the lives of all the members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Richmond County is able to support such agency partners as Sandhills Children Center, Rockingham County 4-H, Boys Scouts, Girls Scouts, Back Pack Pals, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Salvation Army and others.

“Perdue is our second largest workplace campaign in Richmond County,” said Michelle Parrish, executive director of the United Way. “We are very thankful and appreciative for the generosity of the Perdue associates for participating with our annual campaign and giving to those in need. The investment that the Perdue associates make to our local United Way campaign ensures our 16 partnering agencies continue to serve our community.”

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.®

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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