Perdue Farms' Bridgewater, Va., associates deliver $21,582 to United Way
Salisbury, Md. (Monday, March 20, 2017) — Associates from Perdue Farms’ operation in Bridgewater, Va., recently presented a check for $21,582 to the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The contribution included $19,620 in associate contributions and a $1,962 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 535 associates in Bridgewater.
“I’m very proud of the generosity and compassion of our associates to help those in need,” said Kenny Lambert, Perdue director of operations. “At Perdue, we are committed to supporting the United Way because it’s an organization that shares in our commitment to making a meaningful and positive impact in our community. The associate contributions, combined with the support of the Perdue Foundation, will go a long way to help thousands of our neighbors in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.”
The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually support United Way and its partner agencies.
United Way is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities’ resources improving the lives of all the members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is able to support such agencies as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Open Doors, Skyline Literacy, and more.
“It takes generous community members and businesses like Perdue to LIVE UNITED,” said Laura Toni-Holsinger, executive director of United Way. “We are committed to ensuring that everyone in our community has access to the resources they need to support themselves and their families. We are grateful for business partners that share in this vision for our community.”
About United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s mission is to unite our community to empower people in need. The United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County focuses on education, income and health - the building blocks for a good quality of life. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is able to support more than 30 partner agencies. To learn more, visit http://www.uwhr.org/.
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.