Perdue Foods has donated 40,000 pounds of protein to Second Harvest of South Georgia to support disaster relief efforts after deadly tornadoes displaced thousands of residents in the region.

“We are extremely fortunate to have partners like Perdue Foods willing to help in times like this when so many are struggling just to feed their families,” said Will Robinson, chief operations officer at Second Harvest of South Georgia. “Because of their donation, we are able to get the protein to areas where hot meals are being prepared to feed those displaced and first responders.”

The donation, delivered Saturday, is part of Perdue’s commitment with Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network, to provide nutritious protein to those struggling with hunger and assist during natural disasters.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors in South Georgia affected by this tragedy,” said Wally Hunter, director of Perdue harvest operations in Perry, Ga. “It is our hope that this donation of protein will provide some level of comfort to those in the communities impacted by this terrible situation. Many are in for a long recovery process, and Perdue will continue to work with Second Harvest for ways to assist.”

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Source: Perdue