Chicken companies give back

On August 25, 2023, in Industry Notes, by Tom

This week saw several charitable donations announced by chicken companies all across the country.

Perdue Farms

Perdue Farms has delivered an $80,000 grant and 11,000 pounds of chicken to support the Maryland Food Bank’s (MFB) hunger-relief programs on Maryland’s rural Eastern Shore, the company said in a news release. Much of the funding through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and chicken will support the food bank’s Mobile Market Program. The financial gift will also support MFB’s FoodWorks Culinary Training Program and its School Pantry program serving Wicomico County Public Schools. The Perdue gifts are part of the company’s Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors outreach.

Pilgrim’s Pride 

Pilgrim’s Pride announced a $70,000 investment in the Independence School District of Arcadia, Wis., part of its Hometown Strong program. The funds will be used for construction of a multi-use community sports field, with a parking lot, seating and storage facilities. The field will serve as a community soccer and youth football field, as well as the high school practice field. The newest project follows on Pilgrim’s previous donations of $20,000 for the Arcadia Ambulance Service, $27,000 for Habitat for Humanity, and $160,000 for the Feed My People Food Bank, supplying funds for a truck and driver to transport food to hunger relief outlets.

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods this week said it is donating more than 100,000 pounds of protein, or 404,000 servings, to help people affected by the wildfires that devastated Maui and surrounding areas. Tyson will send the product to Hawaii-based retail customer Foodland Supermarket for distribution to area nonprofits such as the Maui Food Bank and Hawaii Food Bank.