Four Million Meals to be Distributed to Storm Victims
Tyson Foods Response to Hurricane Ian
SPRINGDALE, Ark., Oct. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) is donating four million meals and deploying other disaster relief efforts to support storm victims, volunteers and first responders in Florida devastated by the recent flooding and severe weather from Hurricane Ian.
The company is partnering with Walmart to help distribute more than one million pounds of protein to feed those in need in Fort Myers, Florida, and surrounding areas. The company is also partnering with Publix, Feeding America and three of their local member food banks, All Faiths Food Bank, Harry Chapin Food Bank and Feeding Tampa Bay, to provide protein to people affected by the storm.
In addition to its commitment to donate one million pounds of protein, the company will provide ongoing support to Feeding America and other relief agencies to best serve the ongoing needs of the community as it moves from response to recovery in the wake of the storm
“The impact of Hurricane Ian is absolutely devastating and we’re deploying resources where we can make the most impact,” said Tim Grailer, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Tyson Foods. “This response wouldn’t be possible without the support of our disaster relief partners and customers, who are all volunteering time and resources to make sure our response is as successful as possible. Our hearts go out to those who suffered tremendous losses in the wake of Hurricane Ian.”
Tyson Foods plans to locate its Meals That Matter® disaster relief trailer at Walmart in Fort Myers, Florida, this week and will have volunteers on site who will distribute food, water, and ice. The volunteers involved include grill teams from Tyson Foods’ facilities in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Volunteers from other Tyson locations in Arkansas will also assist.
About Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under four generations of family leadership, the Company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the Company had approximately 137,000 team members on October 2, 2021. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com.
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