b'As a first step, the Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, donated a total of $1 million to 10 of its Feeding America-affiliated food bank partners in communities Perdue calls home. Each food bank received a $100,000 grant to help advance their hunger relief initiatives. Perdue Farms launcheda 10-stop tour to celebrate the donations and partnerships with the following food banks: Maryland Food Bank DELIVERINGHOPE TO OUR Second Harvest Food Bankof Metrolina (N.C.) NEIGHBORSFood Bank of the Albermarle (N.C.) Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (VA.) Food Bank of Delaware Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina Feed More (VA.) Foodbank of Southeastern Virginiaand the Eastern ShoreRedwood Empire Food Bank (CA.) Middle Georgia Community Food BankWeve also doubled our annual protein donation commitment to Feeding America to four million pounds, with a goal to provide a minimum 20 million pounds by 2025. Since 2000, Perdue has donated more than 80 million pounds of protein, primarily chicken, to Feeding America food banks, the equivalent of more than 304 million servings. Perdue Farms was one of the first meat companies to implement a formal program of ongoing donations of perishable protein products, creating a model for other companies to follow.People who struggle with hunger do not have regular access to enough food for a healthy, active life. Feeding America is grateful to Perdue for its generous support of member food banks and for helping people in need in communities across the country. Blake Thompson, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Feeding America60 PEOPLE AND PARTNERS: OUR COMMUNITIES'