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Supporting Our Communities


We believe in giving back where it matters most.

Giving back to our communities

Our communities sustain us, which is why it’s our privilege to give back and help those closest to us. As an active member of our local communities, Wayne-Sanderson Farms gives back through supporting one another and initiating positive change, making the places we live, work, and play better for all. We partner with local charities and communities not only to give back but to give back with purpose.

Financial Support

Wayne-Sanderson Farms is committed to supporting the communities that have helped us achieve success over the years. Through partnerships with key community organizations such as the United Way,® the American Heart Association,® and the American Cancer Society,® we help support our communities through company and employee donations.

$1.6+ Million

In 2023, Wayne-Sanderson Farms has donated over $1.6 million to various community organizations.

Food Donations

As the nation’s third-largest poultry producer, we have the opportunity to make a big impact by donating poultry products to community organizations in need. Whether those donations include poultry and ice during a disaster relief effort or supporting local food kitchens in their quest to reduce food insecurity, we’re proud to lend a helping hand.

328,000+ lb

In 2023, the company donated over 328,000 pounds of ice and poultry products to various community organizations.

Volunteer Service

In addition to encouraging team member donations to organizations in need, the Amazing Starts With Me employee engagement program focuses on team member collaboration and the significant impact created by rallying around a shared goal.

300+ employees

In 2023, over 300 employees volunteered to clean up their local communities by picking up trash as part of the company’s Amazing Starts With Me program. This collaborative effort demonstrated the program’s planet pillar, which focuses on improving the environment.

Employee Donations

Our Amazing Starts With Me employee engagement program also empowers employees to make an amazing difference in their local communities by organizing company-wide employee donation efforts and volunteer activities alongside fellow team members.

14,000+ lb

In 2023, Wayne-Sanderson Farms and our employees donated over 14,000 pounds of food to local charities during the company’s Amazing Food Safety Week.

Since the company became title sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship in 2013, the state’s only PGA TOUR event has donated over $15.7 million to Friends of Children’s Hospital, a fundraising organization dedicated to supporting the University of Mississippi Medical Center’s pediatric health care mission and the state’s only children’s hospital, as well as other Mississippi charities.

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