Associates from Perdue Farms breeder operations in Thorntown, Ind., recently delivered $3,609 to United Way of Central Indiana. The contribution included $3,281 in associate contributions and a $328 grant provided by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. Perdue employs 80 associates in Thorntown.
“United Way is so grateful for the generous support of Perdue Farms leaders, associates and Foundation, especially during these tough and uncertain economic times,” said Penny Lee, chief fund-raising officer at United Way of Central Indiana. “We are honored that Perdue Farms has remained a strong partner as we’ve worked to improve the lives of individuals and families in our community.”
The Perdue campaign allows associates to use a simple payroll deduction process to individually support United Way and its partner agencies. Since 2016, Perdue associates have delivered more than $12,000 to support United Way of Central Indiana.
“At Perdue, we’re committed to giving back to our communities where we live and work, and our associates give freely through our annual pledge campaign,” said Mike Maroney, Perdue breeder operation manager. “United Way plays an instrumental role in helping to improve the quality of life for so many people, and we remain committed to supporting our Boone County neighbors through this partnership.”
United Way of Central Indiana is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to maximize the communities’ resources to improve the lives of all the members of the community. Through the combination of generous individual and business contributions, United Way of Central Indiana supports the following partner agencies in Boone County, including the Lebanon Area Boys and Girls Club, Zionsville Boys and Girls Club, The Arc of Greater Boone County, Boone County Senior Services, Boone County Cancer Society, and Witham YMCA.
Perdue Farms is a United Way Global Leadership partner in recognition of its more than three-decades support of United Way, a platform for its associates to engage in the communities where they live and work. Perdue Farms and its associates companywide have donated more than $9.3 million to United Way.
Perdue Farms commitment to its communities is highlighted in its FY2020 Company Stewardship Report.
About Perdue Farms
We’re a fourth-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers, and farmers through trusted choices in products and services.
The premium protein portfolio within our Perdue Foods business, including our flagship PERDUE® brand, Niman Ranch®, Panorama Grass Fed Beef®, and Coleman Natural®, as well as our pet brands, Spot Farms and Full Moon, is available through retail, foodservice, and our new direct-to-consumer website, PerdueFarms.com.
Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company.
Now in our company’s second century, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey, pork, beef and lamb, and in USDA-certified organic chicken and beef. Learn more at corporate.perduefarms.com.