COLUMBUS JUNCTION — On Thursday, Tyson Meals introduced that, all through the previous fiscal yr, it had donated 64 million meals (or 16 million kilos of protein) throughout the nation to battle nationwide starvation.
In a information launch, Tim Grailer, senior director of company social accountability stated, “We stay dedicated to addressing meals insecurity, supporting our staff members and bettering the standard of life within the communities the place we function. We all know our efforts are stronger via collaboration, and we’re honored to work with a community of excellent group companions.”
The Columbus Junction Tyson Meals plant donated 12,000 kilos of protein to Pearl Metropolis Outreach in Muscatine on December 22.
In response to Pastor Sharon Phillips, this donation got here simply in time — not only for the vacations — however for the folks the meals financial institution serves. In the course of the vacation season, Pearl Metropolis Outreach places collectively meals baskets for folks in want or who in any other case wouldn’t be capable to have a vacation meal.
“We assist the those that fall between the cracks, and this yr we had 150 baskets to make,” Phillips stated. “However after we acquired right down to 100, we wanted meat desperately. So I talked to Chaplain Joseph Blay at Tyson, and after solely a day they introduced us what we wanted and we have been capable of assist all of those households.”