Perdue Farms’ Cromwell associates deliver $11,279 to United Way of the Ohio Valley
Salisbury, Md. (Monday, April 3 2017) — Associates from Perdue Farms’ operation in Cromwell, Ky., recently presented a check for $11,279.25 to the United Way of the Ohio Valley. The contribution included $9,759.25 in associate contributions and a $1,520 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 1,237 associates in Cromwell.
“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,” said Mark Knight, Perdue director of operations. “I’m very proud of the generosity and compassion of our associates. Their contributions, combined with the support of the Perdue Foundation, will go a long way to help thousands of our neighbors.”
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 the Ohio Valley is able to support such agencies as the Salvation Army, Boulware Mission, Boy Scouts of America, Ohio County Food Pantry, and more.
About United Way of the Ohio Valley
United Way of the Ohio Valley’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. The United Way of the Ohio Valley envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of the Ohio Valley is able to support more than 126 partner agencies. To learn more, visit www.uwov.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.