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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Perdue Commits Up To One Million Pounds Of Products To Support Hurricane Irma Relief in Florida

SALISBURY, MD. — For the second time this hurricane season, Perdue is committing up to one million pounds of product donations to support relief efforts, this time in Florida in the wake of devastating Hurricane Irma.

Perdue is working with Feeding America® to earmark food relief to local member food bank partners in Florida. Perdue will have the first of its relief trucks rolling into Florida this week. Perdue recently donated one million pounds of products to support Hurricane Harvey relief in Texas.
“As residents of Texas continue to recover from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, it’s heartbreaking to see the devastation now unleashed on so many in Florida by Irma,” said Steve Evans, president of Perdue Foods. “Through are long-standing partnership with Feeding America, we are able to work with them to stage products in their food banks to ensure our donation will be targeted where it’s needed most. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by these historic storms.”

“Feeding America is thankful for Perdue’s continued contribution of important protein,” said Bill Thomas, chief supply chain officer at Feeding America®. “These donations will help Florida families as they return to their homes and begin rebuilding their lives.”

While Perdue will continue to look for ways to assist those impacted, associates within the company are also stepping up to help. In Chesapeake, Va., Lewiston, N.C., and Salisbury, Md., associates collected essential items for Harvey victims in partnership with local relief efforts coordinated through Texas City First Assembly Church near hard-hit Galveston and Houston. Associates in Cromwell, Ky., also collected supplies and partnered with First United Bank in Beaver Dam, Ky., to get those donations to Texas.


Anonymous said...

Does that mean Jake and his daddy day will increase the cost of chicken?

Anonymous said...

Likes me some products.

Anonymous said...

This is not about Jake. Give Perdue some credit for this. beats what the Red Cross is doing