Perdue Farms Delivering Hope
Perdue Farms Delivering Hope
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Perdue Farms Donates More Than 5.3 Million Pounds of Protein in 2021 to Combat Food Insecurity

Since 2000, Perdue Farms has donated more than 90 million pounds of protein to support efforts to alleviate food insecurity.

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January 13, 2022

SALISBURY, Md. — As part of its Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors initiative, Perdue Farms donated more than 5.3 million pounds of protein to combat hunger in 2021 to food banks, pantries, soup kitchens and other non-profit organizations. The food donations — primarily chicken — are the equivalent of more than 21 million servings of protein. Since 2000, Perdue Farms has donated more than 90 million pounds of protein to support efforts to alleviate food insecurity.

The company's Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors® initiative focuses on improving quality of life and building stronger communities where Perdue associates live and work and beyond.

"This remains a challenging time for so many of our neighbors, especially those trying to provide nutritious meals amid the added hardships of the pandemic," said Randy Day, CEO of Perdue Farms. "Through our network of community food banks, pantries and nonprofit partnerships who are on the front lines in the fight against food insecurity, we are able to get millions of pounds of nutritious protein to people who are worried about feeding their families and themselves."

Last year, protein donations from Perdue helped the Food Bank of the Albemarle feed neighbors in its 15-county service area in underserved northeast North Carolina, where 16% of the population lives with food insecurity.

"Our mission is to alleviate hunger and deliver hope to our neighbors who live with food insecurity on a daily basis," said Liz Reasoner, executive director of the Food Bank of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, N.C. "The continued generous donations of food and financial support from Perdue enable us to meet the needs of individuals and families who continue to struggle with putting a meal on the table. Without their support, we'd struggle to provide high quality, nutritious food."