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Saturday, February 04, 2017

Perdue Foods Donates 40,000 Pounds of Protein To Support South Georgia Relief Efforts

SALISBURY, MD. — Perdue Foods has donated 40,000 pounds of protein to Second Harvest of South Georgia to support disaster relief efforts after deadly tornadoes displaced thousands of residents in the region.

“We are extremely fortunate to have partners like Perdue Foods willing to help in times like this when so many are struggling just to feed their families,” said Will Robinson, chief operations officer at Second Harvest of South Georgia. “Because of their donation, we are able to get the protein to areas where hot meals are being prepared to feed those displaced and first responders.”

The donation, delivered Saturday, is part of Perdue’s commitment with Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, to provide nutritious protein to those struggling with hunger and assist during natural disasters.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors in South Georgia affected by this tragedy,” said Wally Hunter, director of Perdue harvest operations in Perry, Ga. “It is our hope that this donation of protein will provide some level of comfort to those in the communities impacted by this terrible situation. Many are in for a long recovery process, and Perdue will continue to work with Second Harvest for ways to assist.”

About Second Harvest of South Georgia

Second Harvest of South Georgia is the leading hunger-relief organization in the region and the second largest food bank in the state. We serve a 12,675 square mile region made up of 30 counties. In addition to our Valdosta headquarters, we have branches in Albany, Douglas and Thomasville. From these four locations, we serve more than 400 partner agencies through a variety of programs including the Food Bank, Kids Cafe, Mobile Food Pantry, and Teachers’ Harvest among others. To find out how you can help, go to


Anonymous said...

Well done!!!Perdue always gives back in time of need! Class Corporation...

Anonymous said...

Just curious, but in what form is this protein? Chicken meat? Chicken by-products? Soybeans? Protein extract?
I only ask because of the story's frequent reference to protein with no further description. Most people will assume that it's chicken meat, but Perdue handles lots of other protein-containing products.

Whatever the case, thanks, Perdue!

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter if you're hungry. Any protein is good protein.
Thank you Perdue Farms. That's a company that gives more than it takes.