Perdue Farms, Mountaire Farms and Foster Farms have all made significant charitable donations in recent weeks.

According to Meatingplace:

Perdue backs aspiring nurses, Dolly’s library, displaced families
Perdue Farms’ charitable arm provided support for several initiatives in recent weeks, including a $10,000 grant to cover costs for purchasing and mailing books to children’s homes in rural Virginia in conjunction with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. A separate $20,000 grant to Vidant Health Foundation’s HomeGrown Program will help the Greenville, N.C., hospital’s current employees pursue a nursing degree while still working full-time. The company also partnered with Feeding America to distribute 1,000 meals to families in the Bowling Green, Ky., neighborhood where a deadly tornado struck in December, killing 17 people.

Mountaire gives away 110,000 lbs. of chicken in a day
Poultry processor Mountaire Farms announced plans to donate more than 110,000 pounds of fresh boneless chicken to more than 150 organizations across Delmarva. The effort, a partnership with a local radio station, was organized to help restock faith-based and nonprofit food pantries in a single day of distribution. Along with the donated chicken, canned goods purchased with donations from community members were provided to pre-registered groups.

Foster Farms supplies 70,000 pounds of food
Poultry processor Foster Farms recently donated 70,000 pounds of vegetables, beans and grains to California food banks to be distributed this month to families in need in the Central Valley, Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas. The donation builds on the Livingston, Calif.-based company’s recent holiday effort, which provided thousands of holiday turkeys to people from San Diego to Seattle.