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Perdue Activates Carolinas Disaster Relief Effort

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SALISBURY, Md.- Perdue Farms is sending truckloads of food and the Perdue Chicken Food Truck to the Carolinas in response to historic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.

The company says it will be sending donations to local American Red Cross chapters to help residents and recovery efforts in the communities impacted by the disaster.

“The losses endured by thousands of Carolinians, including many of our associates, farmers and their families, is heartbreaking. It hits close to home,” said Randy Day, CEO of Perdue Farms. “We hope our contributions will speed the recovery process in the region.”

According to a news release, Perdue is working with Feeding America® to deliver a half million pounds of food, the equivalent of 416,000 meals, to local member food banks in the Carolinas.

Perdue expects to have its first truckloads rolling into the region by Monday.

“Feeding America is grateful for Perdue’s contribution of nutrient-rich protein at this critical time, to support the relief efforts,” said Karen Hanner, vice president of manufacturing product sourcing at Feeding America. “The Perdue donations are essential to the needs of Carolinians recovering from the severe weather.”

Perdue is also redeploying its PERDUE® food truck from other appearances to hard-hit Lumberton, N.C., to help provide meals for victims and first responders.

The food truck team is expected to begin serving meals this weekend.

The company has also provided ice to assist relief efforts during power outages.

Perdue also announced a $250,000 donation through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the company’s charitable giving arm, to American Red Cross chapters in the region.

“As we continue to look for ways to assist with relief, our thoughts and prayers remain with all those affected by this tragedy,” said Day.

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