Associates at four Perdue Farms’ operations have made substantial donations to United Way recently.

  • In Maryland, associates presented a check for $321,015.43 to the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore. The contribution includes a record donation of $216,270.95 by associates and a $104,744.48 grant funded by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms.
  • Associates from Perdue’s breeder operation in Thorntown, Ind., presented a check for $3,217.50 in support of the United Way of Central Indiana in Boone County. The contribution included a $292.50 grant provided by the Perdue Foundation.
  • Representatives from the operation in Perry, Ga., presented a check for $153,479.70 in support of the United Way of Central Georgia. The contribution included $139,527 in associate pledges and a $13,952.70 grant funded by the Perdue Foundation.
  • Associates from the Cromwell operation contributed $16,720.58 to the United Way of the Ohio Valley. The contribution included $9,330.70 in campaign pledges by associates and a $1,520 grant funded by the Perdue Foundation.

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The United Way at each location expressed gratitude for the donations. “At the United Way, we are blessed to have the support of Perdue and its compassionate associates year after year,” said Kathleen Mommé, executive director of the Lower Eastern Shore United Way. “Without their continued generosity, the thousands of residents who benefit from United Way agencies and programs would be devastated. We are grateful for their continued support and humbled by their record contribution this year.”

Perdue Farms’ Chairman Jim Purdue said, “Our associates have a long history of generously giving to United Way. Their generosity and compassion for helping others never ceases to amaze me. They truly exemplify what it means to ‘Live United.’”