Perdue Joins Food Bank of Delaware and Harry K Foundation to Deliver 450 Thanksgiving Meals to Food Insecure Families
November 16, 2021
As part of a shared commitment to help food insecure Delawareans, Perdue Farms and the Harry K Foundation, in partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware, distributed more than 450 “Thanksgiving for All” meal boxes and Perdue chicken roasters to schools supported year-round by the Harry K Foundation.
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.
In Delaware, 114,190 people are facing hunger, including one in six children, according to Food Bank of Delaware data.
“It’s hard to comprehend how many people in Delaware, including children, go hungry on a daily basis,” said Harry Keswani, founder of the Harry K Foundation, whose mission is to end childhood hunger in the First State. “We’re proud to partner again with the Food Bank of Delaware and Perdue Farms to brighten the Thanksgiving season, especially as families continue to struggle.”
Perdue and Harry K Foundation volunteers helped pack and load the food boxes and chicken into school officials’ cars, who picked up the boxes at the Food Bank of Delaware’s Milford branch. Boxes were filled with all the traditional holiday meal staples, including stuffing, mash potatoes, gravy, canned vegetables, pumpkin, pie crust, a roasting pan and more. A Perdue chicken roaster completed the holiday meal.
“Far too many families in our community struggle to make ends meet. No family deserves to go without a hot holiday meal,” said Food Bank of Delaware president and CEO Cathy Kanefsky. “Thanks to partners like Perdue Farms and the Harry K Foundation, we are able to deliver a little hope to our neighbors.”
As Nathan Bryner, complex human resources manager at Perdue operations in Milford, explains, “It means so much to us at Perdue to join the Food Bank of Delaware and the Harry K Foundation again this year to provide holiday meals for Delaware families who may not have had one without our help. That is the true meaning of giving back in our community.”