Just in time for Christmas, the Harry K Foundation and Perdue Farms announced their support for the Food Bank of Delaware’s Holidays For All Christmas meal box distribution.
This morning, the Harry K Foundation presented $5,500 to sponsor 500 Christmas meal boxes for area families, and Perdue delivered 500 roaster chickens to accompany the boxes. Representatives from the Harry K Foundation, Perdue and the Food Bank of Delaware were in attendance to mark the occasion.
“There should not be any hunger in our state,” said Keswani. “We are proud to partner with Perdue and the Food Bank of Delaware to brighten the holiday season for families in need. Five-hundred families will have a holiday meal thanks to the Holidays For All initiative.”
Boxes and chickens will be distributed closer to the Christmas holiday to area schools who have identified families at risk of hunger. Participating schools are supported throughout the year by the Harry K Foundation. The Harry K Foundation’s $5,500 donation is part of a larger year-round commitment to ending hunger. To date this year, the Foundation has donated more than $144,000 to Food Bank of Delaware programming for children.
“We are thankful to the Harry K Foundation for sharing our vision of a community free of hunger,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “With nearly one in five Delaware children living in poverty, it is so critical that we work together to alleviate the issues that so many Delaware children face. By ensuring that their most basic needs are met, we can focus on ensuring that Delaware children are growing up to their full potential.”
“It takes all of us working together as a community to meet the needs of our children. It’s through partnerships like this that we are able to help provide children and families with the nutrition they need to thrive and be successful,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. “At Perdue, we believe that in a country as rich in resources as ours, no one should have to go hungry.”