Perdue Farms recently donated nearly 40,000 pounds of chicken to help the Food Bank of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to feed individuals and families struggling with food insecurity.

The donation, which is equivalent to approximately 33,000 meals, is part of Perdue’s “Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors” initiative. The initiative is focused on hunger relief, improving quality of life, and building strong communities where Perdue facilities are located and where employees live and work.

“At Perdue Farms, we are passionate about our efforts to alleviate hunger, especially among the most vulnerable and underserved populations,” Perdue Farms senior manager of community relations Bill See said. “We’re hopeful this donation will deliver some much-needed relief to our neighbors and inspire others to engage in the fight against hunger.”

“Our mission is to fight hunger and deliver hope to those who live with food insecurity on a daily basis,” Food Bank of the Albemarle executive director Liz Reasoner said. “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.”