Associates from Perdue Farms’ Mid-Atlantic Replenishment Center in Prince George, Va., recently presented a check for $1,379.95 to the United Way of Hopewell-Prince George. The contribution included $1,254.50 in associate contributions and a $125.45 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 515 associates in Prince George.

“Our associates are so generous and truly show compassion toward their neighbors in need,” said Dan Stein, Perdue director of operations. “At Perdue, we take our commitment to United Way very seriously because it’s an organization that shares our commitment to making a meaningful and positive impact in our community. The associate contributions, combined with the support of the Perdue Foundation, will help so many of our neighbors.”

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 Hopewell-Prince George is able to support such agencies as Big Brothers Big Sisters, Salvation Army, Reading is Fundamental, United Services Organization (USO) and more.

“We are extremely pleased and grateful to Perdue for their participation in our annual campaign, helping us to provide funds for organizations serving our local community,” said Frances Marks, executive director of the United Way.