Our Community

We Believe in Being Responsible Members of the Communities Where We Do Business

Hunger

85MM+

pounds of food donated to Feeding America since 2000

Meals

70MM+

meal equivalents donated to Feeding America since 2000

$1.5 million

donated to 69 non-profit organizations

Perdue Stewardship Updates

Joining Forces With Baltimore Police And Communities

Joining Forces With Baltimore Police And Communities

In Baltimore, Perdue Farms joined the Baltimore Police Department and Somebody Cares Baltimore to provide protein to more than 1,700 families in three local neighborhoods as part of the 2020 National Faith & Blue Weekend, a powerful initiative that builds bridges to more engaged communities. At the heart of this initiative is the reinforcement of connections between law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve.

Perdue Farms Provides Food Bank of Albemarle New Refrigerated Tractor

Perdue Farms Provides Food Bank of Albemarle New Refrigerated Tractor

In early 2020, we awarded $100,000 in grants to 10 food bank partners in our local communities. One recipient, Food Bank of the Albemarle in eastern North Carolina, used the funds to purchase a new tractor trailer to help distribute more food within their service area.

A Guiding Partner With Feeding America®

A Guiding Partner With Feeding America®

In 2020, Feeding America® recognized Perdue Farms as a Guiding Partner for its donation of nearly 5 million pounds of food products, primarily chicken. It was the first year in the company’s five-year commitment to donate a minimum 20 million pounds by 2025.

Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors® Amid The Pandemic

Delivering Hope

At Perdue Farms, we are committed to being a strong partner and responsible member of the communities where we live and work. As a food company, we are uniquely positioned to help thousands of Americans experiencing food insecurity amid the pandemic through our “Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors®” initiative.

Since 2000, Perdue Farms has partnered with Feeding America® and its network of food banks to help neighbors in our communities who are struggling with food insecurity. During our Fiscal Year 2020, we have delivered more than 86 million pounds of protein to regional food banks serving our communities – the equivalent of 71 million meals. Perdue Farms was one of the first meat companies to implement a formal program for ongoing donations of perishable protein products, creating a model for other companies to follow.

Since March 2020, Perdue delivered more than four million pounds of protein to support food bank pandemic-relief efforts in our communities and beyond, and in support of frontline health-care workers, first responders, and community-based hunger-relief programs

Throughout the pandemic, Perdue Farms provided support to its neighbors in numerous ways, including:

  • In 2020, Perdue Farms delivered $1 million in grants from our charitable giving arm the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation in celebration of our 100th anniversary year. Grants totaling $100,000 each to 10 food bank partners in our communities provided resources that have enhanced their ability to meet the demand for nutritious protein during the pandemic. Grants funded such assets as refrigerated trailers, vans, freezers, and warehouse equipment and technology to better manage food inventory. fun and fitness bags
  • In Maryland, we partnered with Wicomico County Public Schools as part of the elementary physical education and heath curriculum to provide students with “fun and fitness bags” to support them being active at home while learning remotely. A Perdue Foundation grant enabled the school system to purchase backpacks to hold fitness equipment. providing meals to the firefighters battling wildfires
  • In northern California, where people were already reeling from the effects of the pandemic, a catastrophic fire season in the fall of 2020 disproportionately served up a menu of unprecedented losses to navigate. Niman Ranch wasted no time jumping in to help, providing meals to the firefighters battling wildfires and partnering with independent chefs and restaurateurs to provide “thank you” meals after the flames were out, thus providing critical financial support for local establishments.
  • In eastern North Carolina, Perdue Farms donated 10,000 pounds of nutritious protein – more than 8,300 meal equivalents – to feed families of children enrolled in the Youth Bertie Inc. Backpack Program. The collaboration between Perdue, the Food Bank of the Albemarle, Youth Bertie Inc. and Good Shepherd Food Pantry helped ease the burden of food insecurity for more than 200 elementary school children and their families.
  • Niman Ranch rewarded food heroes who stepped up to help their communities during COVID-19 with donations of Certified Humane meats to support their relief efforts. These donations continued a series of initiatives from Niman Ranch to support the restaurant sector and impacted communities during the pandemic, including an $80,000 restaurant relief fund and donations of more than 70,000 servings of protein to those in need. Perdue Farms provided 33,000 protein meals to the West Annapolis Pop Up Pantry
  • In Annapolis, MD., Perdue Farms provided 33,000 protein meals to the West Annapolis Pop Up Pantry to help more than 500 under-served families put a meal on the table. “Hungry bellies can’t fight illness, foster children’s growth or contribute to productive lives. This donation helps our families do all of these things.” - Diana Love, Co-founder of West Annapolis Pantry

The Power Of Associate Volunteerism And Giving Back

At Perdue Farms, we are committed to being a trusted partner in the communities where we live and work by engaging and helping our neighbors in ways to improve the quality of life. We encourage our associates to volunteer their time and engage in causes to support our neighbors. Their big hearts are making a difference in their communities. Here are some examples:

United, We’re Making A Difference

United, We’re Making A Difference

In 2020, Perdue associates helped contribute more than $433,600 in personal pledges and fund-raising for local United Ways in our communities. Our associates’ donations often represent the largest percent of contributions to support those local United Way campaigns. The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation provides partial matching grants to support associates’ contributions and other funding that supports our United Way partners in our communities.

Supporting The Fight Against Cancer

Supporting The Fight Against Cancer

Our associates raised more than $205,000 in support of local American Cancer Society (ACS) efforts last year. In 2020, associates in Lewiston, N.C., raised $165,000 for Relay for Life, bringing their legacy of giving to more than $1.7 million. Their effort earned the “Hero of Research Award” from ACS and the right to fund a three-year breast cancer research project at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. “We are so grateful to everyone at Perdue Farms for their tremendous support. 2020 was one of the most challenging years in our history. It prompted all of us to innovate and find new ways to serve our patients and connect with our communities. Throughout these changes, Perdue’s support enabled us to continue serving cancer patients during the pandemic.” - Gary Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society.

Brightening The Holiday for Children and Families

Brightening The Holiday for Children and Families

In Salisbury, MD., associates provided Christmas gifts for more than 500 children and families in support of the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, continuing a years-long tradition to spread a little holiday cheer.

aluting Our Fallen Heroes In Partnership With Wreaths Across America

Saluting Our Fallen Heroes In Partnership With Wreaths Across America

As part of our ongoing commitment to honor veterans and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, Perdue truck drivers participated in the Wreaths Across America mission to deliver remembrance wreaths to the nation’s veterans cemeteries. Our drivers, many of them veterans, have for the past 14 years delivered more than 230,000 wreaths to cemeteries from New York to Florida.

The Franklin P. And Arthur W. Perdue Foundation

The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation is the charitable-giving arm of Perdue Farms. Through grants, we strive to support organizations and programs that benefit the communities where our associates live and work. We work to strengthen our communities by focusing our efforts on education, agriculture, the environment, health and social services, public safety, and fighting hunger and poverty. We also support events that celebrate the heritages and cultures of our communities.

In 2020, the Perdue Foundation awarded $1.5 million to 69 nonprofit organizations. Some of those included:

Hunger

$1.1MM

to fight hunger and poverty

Social Causes

$55K

to social causes and mentoring

Community Improvement

$227K

to community improvement and public safety

agriculture

$4.5K

to agriculture and the environment

literacy and education

$12K

to education and literacy

scholarships

$100K

to scholarships

Covid-19

$87K

to COVID-19 Relief Programs

Disaster Relief

$20K

to disaster-relief efforts

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