As part of a commitment to alleviate hunger, Perdue Farms has donated nearly 40,000 pounds of no-antibiotics-ever chicken to help the Food Bank of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, N.C. feed individuals and families struggling with food insecurity in rural northeast North Carolina.
The donation, the equivalent of approximately 33,000 meals, is part of Perdue’s “Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors® initiative focused, in part, on hunger relief, and improving quality of life and building strong communities where we live and work and beyond.
“Our mission is to fight hunger and deliver hope to those who live with food insecurity on a daily basis,” said Liz Reasoner, executive director of the Food Bank of the Albemarle.
“This generous donation from Perdue Farms comes at a time when individuals and families continue to struggle amid the Covid-19 pandemic. We are extremely grateful for their continued support of our mission.”
Within the food bank’s 15-county service area, more than 48,000 people, of which 25 percent are children, do not have regular access to enough food for a healthy, active life, according to the Feeding America® “Map the Meal Gap Report.”
“At Perdue Farms, we are passionate about our efforts to alleviate hunger, especially among the most vulnerable and underserved populations,” said Bill See, senior manager of community relations for Perdue Farms. “We’re hopeful this donation will deliver some much-needed relief to our neighbours and inspire others to engage in the fight against hunger.”