Perdue Farms delivers $10,000 and Protein to Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County
Funds and food support Youth Recovery and Resiliency Program
September 17, 2021
HARRISONBURG, Va. (Friday, September 17, 2021) — Perdue Farms, through its Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has delivered a $10,000 grant and 3,000 pounds of nutritious chicken products to support Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s Youth Recovery and Resiliency Program. The partnership aligns with the company’s “Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors® hunger-relief initiative and Hunger Action Month in September.
The Clubs’ Recovery and Resiliency Program focuses on the educational, emotional and social divides youth have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program aims to increase learning, decrease anxiety and stress from isolation, and feed hungry youth.
“A key feature of the program is to get youth to attend our Clubs by increasing our food program and decreasing fees,” said Matt Krantz, Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingam County (BGCHR) Director of Operations. “The funds from the Perdue Foundation will help increase Club accessibility for our families.”
The Youth Recovery and Resiliency Program goal is to stengthen communities through education, menotorship and nutrition. To help youth recover academically, the program will focused on math, science and reading.
“Staff members engage our young Members in three core areas: academic success, healthy lifestyles and character building while having fun,” Krantz said. “Through high-yield learning activities, youth are engaged and learning without even knowing it.”
Food often brings children to the Boys and Girls Club. The Youth Recovery and Resiliency Program will provide members meals and snacks daily during summer and fall, with the added benefit of offering healthful food choices.
“The funds from the Perdue Foundation and the protein donation enhance our food program and lessen the burden of families that may be struggling as a result of the pandemic,” said Executive Director Sandra Quigg.
Kim Nechay, executive director of the Perdue Foundation, said, “Perdue Farms is very happy to support the Youth Recovery and Resiliency Program and help provide a more robust food program in the Boys and Girls Club that provides health benefits to children and families is crucial at this difficult time.”
About the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work. At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture®.
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