Associates from Perdue Farms’ operation in Perry, Ga., recently presented a record $164,266 in support of the United Way of Central Georgia. The contribution included $148,671 in associate contributions and a $14,867 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 2,423 associates in Perry.

“We are happy to continue our support for the United Way and salute the compassion of our associates to lend a helping hand,” said Wally Hunter, Perdue director of operations. “We’re strong supporters of United Way because we believe it offers one of the best opportunities to maximize our charitable giving in the community.”


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

“Perdue and their associates have increased their giving by 91 percent over the past two years, an incredible testament to their passion for helping those in need in our community,” said George McCanless, president and chief executive officer of United Way of Central Georgia. “In addition, with their campaign this year they have now exceeded one million dollars in their cumulative support of United Way. On behalf of our partner agencies and the tens of thousands of lives that have benefitted from their generosity, we extend to the men and women at Perdue our deepest heartfelt thanks."