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Perdue Farms donates food and funds to Foodbank

Perdue Farms has delivered a US$20,000 grant and 44,000 pounds of protein to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to help children, seniors and families facing food insecurity.

The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, provided the grant to continue the company’s support for the Foodbank’s Backpack Program serving children on Virginia’s rural Eastern Shore. Combined with the truckload of protein, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore will be able to provide more than 36,600 meals to residents in Accomack and Northampton counties.

Bel Holden, human resources manager at Perdue’s operations in Virginia, presents a US$20,000 Perdue Foundation grant to Charmin Horton of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to help fund its backpack programme on the Eastern Shore. Perdue also donated 44,000 pounds of protein to support the Foodbank programmes. Photo: Perdue
Bel Holden, human resources manager at Perdue’s operations in Virginia, presents a US$20,000 Perdue Foundation grant to Charmin Horton of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to help fund its backpack programme on the Eastern Shore. Perdue also donated 44,000 pounds of protein to support the Foodbank programmes. Photo: Perdue

“1 in 8 people in our service area struggles with hunger every day, including a significant number of children,” said Charmin Horton, branch manager of the Eastern Shore branch of the Foodbank. “These wonderful gifts from long-time partner Perdue enables us to ensure children of the region have the nutrition they need. Nutritious protein is a high-value item at the Foodbank and helps provide wholesome meals for our neighbours.”