Mid-Atlantic Replenishment Center associates deliver $1,379 to United Way of Hopewell-Prince George in Virginia
Salisbury, Md. (Friday, April 21, 2017) — Associates from Perdue Farms’ Mid-Atlantic Replenishment Center in Prince George, Va., recently presented a check for $1,379.95 to the United Way of Hopewell-Prince George. The contribution included $1,254.50 in associate contributions and a $125.45 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 515 associates in Prince George.
“Our associates are so generous and truly show compassion toward their neighbors in need,” said Dan Stein, Perdue director of operations. “At Perdue, we take our commitment to United Way very seriously because it’s an organization that shares our commitment to making a meaningful and positive impact in our community. The associate contributions, combined with the support of the Perdue Foundation, will help so many 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 Hopewell-Prince George is able to support such agencies as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army, Reading is Fundamental, United Services Organization (USO) and more.
“We are extremely pleased and grateful to Perdue for their participation in our annual campaign, helping us to provide funds for organizations serving our local community,” said Frances Marks, executive director of the United Way.
About United Way of Hopewell-Prince George
United Way of Hopewell-Prince George’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good. The United Way of Hopewell-Prince George advances the common good by creating opportunities for all. Our focus is on education, income and health—the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Hopewell-Prince George is able to support more than 18 partner agencies. To learn more, visit www.unitedwayofhpg.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.