b'Supporting Food Bank PartnersDelivering Hope To Our NeighborsAmid The PandemicAt Perdue Farms, we arethan 86 million pounds of protein committed to being a strongto regional food banks serving ourThe Maryland Food Bank is grateful to partner and responsible membercommunitiesthe equivalent of 71Perdue Farms for their ongoing support of the communities where we livemillion meals. Perdue Farms wasduring this especially challenging year. and work. As a food company,one of the first meat companies toEach year, Perdue stands out as one we are uniquely positioned toimplement a formal program forof our most generous supporters, and help thousands of Americansongoing donations of perishable2020 was no exception as we faced an experiencing food insecurityprotein products, creating a modelunprecedented need for food assistance amid the pandemic throughfor other companies to follow. all across the state. The donations weve our Delivering Hope To Ourreceived from Perdue - more than 1.1 Neighbors initiative. Since March 2020, Perduemillion pounds of protein - have been delivered more than four millionextremely important to Marylanders Since 2000, Perdue Farms haspounds of protein to support foodfacing food insecurity, many for thepartnered with Feeding Americabank pandemic-relief efforts infirst time.and its network of food banks toour communities and beyond, and help neighbors in our communitiesin support of frontline health-care- Carmen Del Guercio, Maryland Foodwho are struggling with foodworkers, first responders, and Bank President and CEOinsecurity. During our Fiscal Yearcommunity-based hunger-relief 2020, we have delivered moreprograms.PEOPLE & PARTNERS 38Communities'