Perdue Donates Chicken to Food Bank

Feb 21 2018 /

Kim Turner, Food Bank of Delaware

Thanks to the generosity of Perdue Farms, Delaware families struggling with food insecurity will have access to nutritious chicken. Perdue delivered 28,000 pounds of no-antibiotics-ever chicken to the Food Bank of Delaware this afternoon. The chicken will be distributed to families in need through the Food Bank’s network of 536 hunger-relief program partners across the state

“Ensuring that Delawareans have fresh, nutritious foods is important to us,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “Chicken is food bank gold. We work hard with community partners like Perdue to make sure our partner pantries are stocked with not only nonperishable goods, but also costly perishable items, like frozen meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, bread and more.”

During the cold winter months, 71 percent of clients served through the Food Bank of Delaware’s network of partners oftentimes choose between buying groceries and paying their heating bill. Stocking food pantries across the state with fresh foods like chicken helps to ease this financial burden.

“At Perdue, we believe that no one should go hungry. That’s why our partnership with Feeding America and the Food Bank of Delaware in the shared mission to end hunger is so important,” said Steve Evans, president of Perdue Foods. “It’s through donations like this that enable us to help our neighbors in need in the First State.”

Perdue and the Food Bank of Delaware have been partners in the fight against hunger for nearly three decades and, together, have helped provide more than 13.6 million meals to seniors, families and children struggling with hunger.

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