Tyson Foods donates 73,000 pounds of chicken to Arkansas food bank


Tyson Food donated more than 73,000 pounds of frozen chicken products to the River Valley Regional Food Bank in Arkansas on March 26.

The donation of the various chicken products is being used to help fight hunger during the coronavirus pandemic.

The donation includes a variety of frozen chicken products.

Tyson Foods frequently partners with the River Valley Regional Food Bank as its headquarters are about 125 miles from the food bank. Tyson has provided grants over the years to help River Valley expand its freezer capacity, according to 5NewsOnline.

“One of my favorite quotes by Simone Weil is, “It is an eternal obligation toward the human being not to let him suffer from hunger when one has the chance to come to his assistance,” RVRFD Director Tracy Engel told the news station. “This is now truer than ever during these uncharted times that we as a community, a state, and a country are living in. We want to thank Tyson for this gift to our community as it will go a long way in proving protein to households who are in need at this time.”

The food will be distributed to the public as well as member pantry agencies on April 1 and 2.

Last week, Tyson Foods pledged $13 million to help fight hunger during the coronavirus crisis.