Wayne Farms, Perdue Farms, and House of Raeford Farms all recently announced charitable donations.

Wayne Farms’ complex in Dobson, North Carolina, recently announced an update on its relationship with Shepherd’s House, which included a $5,000 contribution to help underwrite the organization’s homeless shelter operation, according to WATT Media.

Wayne Farms has also signed on with Shepherd’s House to provide resources for the agency’s “Jobs First” program, offering training and plant positions to homeless adults and providing transportation to and from the job.

“We wanted to help Shepherd’s House give residents the opportunity to change their situation,” Dobson facility manager Matthew Wooten said. “Providing financial support is important, but helping people find employment is even more impactful.”

Perdue Farms announced a plan to find more workers in its transportation operations, including the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation’s pledge of $120,000 to fund a new simulation lab for students in the commercial driver’s license (CDL) course at Wor-Wic Community College near Salisbury, Maryland.

“At Perdue, we employ just under 400 commercial truck drivers to deliver our products to our customers and consumers,” Perdue Farms vice president of transportation and warehousing Rich Fernandez said. “We’re always looking for experienced drivers to join our fleet. Programs like this at Wor-Wic provide an excellent training ground for new drivers and are beneficial for our company as well.”

House of Raeford Farms announced it has awarded scholarships to 15 students through its 9th annual House of Raeford Farms Scholarship Program.

The selection criteria for each $2,500 House of Raeford Farms Scholarship includes academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, and a statement of goals and aspirations.

“Our company sees the importance of providing career development opportunities for our youth so they become responsible citizens in the community,” House of Raeford Farms CEO and owner Bob Johnson said. “This educational assistance program for children of our employees is an investment in their future success.”


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