SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Tyson Foods is supporting local agencies in disaster relief efforts in the River Valley.
Today, the Springdale-based company donated 32 tons of protein as part of its Meals that Matter Disaster Relief Program.
That’s 64,000 pounds of protein delivered to relief agencies and non-profit organizations with feeding operations in the Fort Smith area.
The River Valley Regional Food Bank is one of those groups receiving Tyson’s donation.
“Your food pantries, your soup kitchens, your shelters and so forth let’s take advantage and let’s leverage their kitchen and their volunteer base to take the product that we’ve brought here today. Especially the rural communities that many times get overlooked” says Pat Bourke.
Tyson brought in team members in from Waldren, Fort Smith, Van Buren and from the corporate office in Springdale to help with relief efforts.