The Food Bank of Delaware and The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation — the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms — announced a new partnership to “Drive Out Hunger” in the community at the Food Bank’s Milford branch.

The foundation presented a “Drive Out Hunger” challenge grant in the amount of $57,500 — more than half of the cost — to purchase a new refrigerated, 26-foot box truck to transport and re-distribute perishable donations to food insecure communities throughout Delaware.

The Food Bank of Delaware, The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and Perdue Farms have challenged the community to raise the additional $42,500 needed to purchase the $100,000 truck.

Perdue and the Food Bank of Delaware have been partners in the fight against hunger for nearly three decades and have helped provide more than 13.6 million meals to seniors, families and children struggling with hunger.

The Food Bank of Delaware currently has 108 total wheels — primarily cargo vans and 26-foot box trucks — traveling the roads of Delaware delivering nutritional resources and educational services to underserved communities.

Companies that donate more than $5,000 toward the challenge will have their logo prominently displayed on the new truck.

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