Associates from Perdue Farms’ operation in Bridgewater, Va., recently presented a check for $21,582 to the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The contribution included $19,620 in associate contributions and a $1,962 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 535 associates in Bridgewater.

“I’m very proud of the generosity and compassion of our associates to help those in need,” said Kenny Lambert, Perdue director of operations. “At Perdue, we are committed to supporting the United Way because it’s an organization that shares in our commitment to making a meaningful and positive impact in our community. The associate contributions, combined with the support of the Perdue Foundation, will go a long way to help thousands of our neighbors in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.”

The Perdue campaign allowed associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually support United Way and its partner agencies.


United Way is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities’ resources improving the lives of all the members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County is able to support such agencies as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Open Doors, Skyline Literacy, and more.

“It takes generous community members and businesses like Perdue to LIVE UNITED,” said Laura Toni-Holsinger, executive director of United Way. “We are committed to ensuring that everyone in our community has access to the resources they need to support themselves and their families. We are grateful for business partners that share in this vision for our community.”