Tyson Foods Donates, Serves Nearly Three Million Meals for Disaster Relief

Meals that Matter Disaster Relief Teams Complete Historic Deployment

In the aftermath of historic flooding from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida, Tyson Foods’ Meals that Matter® Disaster Relief Teams served and distributed a combined 2,954,134 meals from September 1 to September 21 in Florida and Texas.

Cook sites set up in Conroe and Rockport, Texas, served 916,018 meals that were distributed by local volunteers. 32,000 meals, ice and bottled water were distributed to Tyson team members in Houston. In addition, 700,000 meals were donated to Feeding America food banks in Harris and Montgomery counties.

In Jacksonville, Fla., 348,600 meals were distributed to Tyson team members, as well as the North Baptist Church, Elevate Life Church and The Journey Church in Fernandina Beach, Fla. Meals were also donated to Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Fla. In addition, 957,516 meals were donated to Feeding America food banks in Jacksonville, Orlando, Pembroke and Miami.

In addition to product, bulk ice, bagged ice and bottled water was also provided to storm victims. Disaster relief partners Bimbo Bakeries USA, Harris Baking Co., Hugg & Hall Equipment Co., Peppersource and Team Rubicon each responded and contributed to relief efforts.

Team Rubicon also dispatched its two mobile command centers, both provided by grants from Tyson Foods.

The company also made a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to the Salvation Army to assist in disaster relief efforts in Texas.