Perdue Farms’ Perry associates make record donation to United Way of Central Georgia
Salisbury, Md. (Monday, March 27, 2017) — Associates from Perdue Farms’ operation in Perry, Ga., recently presented a record $164,266 in support of the United Way of Central Georgia. The contribution included $148,671 in associate contributions and a $14,867 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 2,423 associates in Perry.
“We are happy to continue our support for the United Way and salute the compassion of our associates to lend a helping hand,” said Wally Hunter, Perdue director of operations. “We’re strong supporters of United Way because we believe it offers one of the best opportunities to maximize our charitable giving in the community.”
The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually support United Way and its partner agencies in Houston and Peach counties.
“Perdue and their associates have increased their giving by 91 percent over the past two years, an incredible testament to their passion for helping those in need in our community,” said George McCanless, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Central Georgia. “In addition, with their campaign this year they have now exceeded one millon dollars in their cumulative support of United Way. On behalf of our partner agencies and the tens of thousands of lives that have benefited from their generosity, we extend to the men and women at Perdue our deepest heartfelt thanks.”
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.