TUSCALOOSA, AL– Peco Foods, a nation-leading poultry company, donated 40,000 pounds of breaded chicken tenders to West Alabama Food Bank last week.
In its second year of partnership with WAFB, Peco plans to donate another 40,000 pounds of chicken this fall.
“Doing the right thing and taking care of our communities where we live, work and conduct business is one of Peco’s core values,” said Bobby Wilburn, senior corporate director of sales and marketing – commodity for Peco Foods and West Alabama Food Bank board member. “Last year we began this partnership with WAFB to help combat hunger in our community and look forward to continuing this initiative and serving our community.”
Peco Foods’ West Point facility supplied the donated chicken and delivered the tenders directly to the food bank on Friday. West Alabama Food Bank fills gaps in federal nutrition programs like SNAP and provides for food-insecure children and adults in Alabama.
“Food demand has risen during the pandemic because many adults are still out of work and children are being homeschooled, therefore not receiving meals at school,” said West Alabama Food Bank’s Executive Director Jean Rykaczewski. “We are grateful for partners like Peco who help us to feed those in need.”
One of the top poultry companies in the U.S., Peco supplies a broad range of products and services to national restaurant chains, regional food service distributors, retail grocers and international accounts. Headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Peco has more than 7,000 team members across Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi.
About Peco Foods: Headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with processing plants in Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama, Peco Foods, Inc., has grown from a small hatchery and feed mill to one of the industry’s leading suppliers over the past 83 years. Peco sets an excellent table around the world and is recognized globally for dedication to customer satisfaction and total quality management. Quality, value and service have always come first at Peco Foods. For more information, visit www.pecofoods.com.
Source: Peco Foods