Perdue Farms & Feeding America Partner in Record Donation to Feed More Food Bank to Fill Leap Year Food Gap

03/25/2024
Perdue Farms & Feeding America Partner in Record Donation to Feed More Food Bank to Fill Leap Year Food Gap

1 in 9 people and 1 in 6 children face hunger in the area served by Feed More food bank and, with 2024 being a Leap Year, there is one extra day this year that families will need to get food on the table.

To help fill the Leap Year food gap for Central Virginians, Perdue recently donated 80,000 pounds of frozen chicken breast to Feed More, Central Virginia’s core hunger relief organization and a proud Feeding America member food bank.

“Feed More is humbled to receive this generous contribution from our hunger-fighting partners at Perdue, especially now as the demand for food assistance across our region climbs back up to pandemic levels,” said Michael Kenny, Chief Operations Officer at Feed More. “From contributing over 29 million pounds of healthy proteins for those we serve to more than $100,000 in grant funding toward essential refrigeration and trailers for Feed More and our partner pantries since 2010, Perdue’s unwavering and longstanding commitment to this community ensures that our most vulnerable neighbors have the nourishing protein they need to thrive.”

Given that protein is one of the most in-demand items among those facing food insecurity, Perdue is making its largest-ever national protein donation of 3.3 million pounds of chicken, providing 2.75 million meals, in the Richmond area as well as other high-need communities across the country (more information available here).

The donation, part of Perdue’s Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors® outreach, aims to alleviate the strain on families facing hunger, in addition to filling an urgent need at food banks, with Feeding America reporting a 500-million-pound protein gap within its network.

 

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