As part of its “Delivering Hope to Our Neighbors” hunger-relief initiative, Perdue Farms has awarded a $100,000 grant to enable the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to expand its freezer capacity at its Tasley, Va., branch and feed more Virginians experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic and beyond.
The new 6,400-cubic-foot chilled space is funded by a grant from the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms. The increased capacity will enable the Foodbank to receive and distribute significantly more chilled and frozen food products, including much sought-after protein and produce. The Foodbank estimates that it will be able to provide more than 111,000 additional meals through its network of partner agencies on the rural Eastern Shore of Virginia. The Branch is currently providing more than 1.2 million meals to those facing food insecurity on the Eastern Shore. Read full article here.