Perdue and Harry K Foundation Join Food Bank of Delaware to Deliver 450 Meals to Children and Families in “Holidays For All”
December 20, 2021
Perdue Farms and the Harry K Foundation joined the Food Bank of Delaware in its annual “Holidays For All” tradition to deliver more than 450 meal boxes and Perdue chicken roasters to children and families in partnership with local schools.
Perdue’s support is part of the company’s “Delivering Hope To Our Neighbors®” initiative focused in part on hunger relief and improving quality of life and building strong communities where its associates live and work and beyond.
“What a wonderful way to give back this busy holiday week,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Cathy Kanefsky. “We are all better when we partner, and I am grateful to have two valuable partners, the Harry K Foundation and Perdue, here as we work to make sure that no Delaware family goes without a hot holiday meal. We are grateful that these two organizations are committed to our vision of a community free of hunger.”
In Delaware, 114,190 people are facing hunger, including one in six children, according to Food Bank of Delaware data.
The Harry K Foundation’s support of “Holidays for All” is part of a larger year-round commitment to ending hunger.
“As you know, my vision for the Harry K Foundation is that no child should go to sleep hungry, especially over this Christmas holiday. Our partnerships with the Food Bank of Delaware and Perdue Farms bring our vision to life,” said Harry Keswani, founder of the Harry K Foundation.
Perdue and Harry K Foundation volunteers helped pack and load the food boxes and chicken into vehicles from various school that picked up the boxes at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford branch. Boxes were filled with a variety of shelf stable items and a Perdue chicken roaster completed the holiday meal.
“Hunger does not take a break around the holidays, and we know for many Delawareans it’s a daily struggle. At Perdue, we are thrilled to join the Food Bank of Delaware and the Harry K Foundation to deliver a little hope to our neighbors during the holiday season,” said Bill See, senior manager of community relations for Perdue Farms.