Perdue supports Hive House

Published 6:39 pm Wednesday, March 12, 2014

By Bill See

Communications Specialist


LEWISTON – Building upon a commitment to improve the quality of life in the communities in which it operates, Perdue Farms, through support from the Arthur W. Foundation, has presented a $20,000 grant to the Bertie County Hive House in Lewiston.

The Hive House, located in rural eastern North Carolina, helps strengthen families and communities in Bertie County by providing access to information, resources, and program services that support and improve the lives of the community’s parents, children and youth. The Hive House serves as an after-school program, a summer program, a technology center, a parental and educational center, a food pantry, and provides needed shelter to victims of domestic violence.

“We’re truly blessed to have a friend and community partner like Perdue,” said Vivian Saunders, director of the Bertie County Hive House. “We’ve benefitted from a long history of support from Perdue, not only financially, but through the compassion of its caring associates who also support our programs. We’re grateful for the continued support of Perdue and the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.”

Since 2008, the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation has provided $125,000 in funding for the Bertie County Hive House, formerly known as the Bertie County Resource Center. The Hive House moved to its current location in Lewiston in 2012 thanks it part from another $20,000 Foundation grant to help remodel its current home. Through the years, associates from the Perdue operation in Lewiston have provided holiday gifts for families in need and held fund-raisers to support Hive’s mission.

“Without the valuable services Vivian provides through the Hive House, there would be a big void in our community,” said Jeff Stalls, director of Perdue operations in Lewiston. “There are so many people in our community who benefit from her good work, including many of our associates. We’re thrilled to continue a long tradition of friendship and support with funding from Perdue and the Foundation.”

About the Bertie County Hive House

The Bertie County Hive House provides support to families and their children to remove barriers that may lead to the neglect and abuse of children. Their mission is to strengthen families by providing opportunities for them to improve job skills and provide a safe and stable environment for children while their parents are working. For more information about the Hive House, contact Vivian Saunders at (252) 348-2010.

About Perdue Farms

Perdue Farms is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Since our beginning on Arthur Perdue’s farm in 1920, to our expansion into agribusiness and the introduction of the PERDUE® brand of chicken and turkey under Frank Perdue, and continuing with our third generation of leadership with Chairman Jim Perdue, we’ve remained family owned and family operated. We are the parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. Through our PERDUE®, HARVESTLAND® and COLEMAN NATURAL® and COLEMAN ORGANIC® food brands; agricultural products and services; and stewardship and corporate responsibility programs, we are working to become the most-trusted name in food and agricultural products. Learn more about Perdue Farms and our Corporate Responsibility Report at

About the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation

The Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work. At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.™