The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

May 25, 2013

AdvancePierre makes donations


Enid News & Eagle

ENID, Okla. — As Moore and surrounding communities struggle to recover from the devastation caused by the tornado on May 20, AdvancePierre Foods — a leading supplier of value-added protein and handheld convenience meal items — is helping the relief efforts.

This week, the company donated more than 175,000 servings of burgers, meatballs, breakfast sandwiches, Philly-style steaks, peanut butter and jelly snacks and chicken strips to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Salvation Army. The company also gave $10,000 to American Red Cross to aid the recovery work and will match associate donations up to an additional $15,000.

“Oklahoma is home to more than 1,600 AdvancePierre associates in our Edmond and Enid offices and plants, and our hearts go out to those who were impacted by this devastating storm,” said Bill Toler, president and CEO of AdvancePierre. “We are grateful for the tireless efforts of the first responders and the critical services provided by agencies such as the Salvation Army, American Red Cross and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. We are committed to doing all we can to support their work to help those individuals and families who have lost so much.”

In addition to the product and financial donations, the company is gathering donations of material goods and other supplies to deliver to the Red Cross. A team of AdvancePierre associates also will travel to Moore in the coming weeks to help with the cleanup efforts.