Tyson aims to be a strong partner and responsible member of the communities we serve and in which our team members live and work. We’re supporting our plant communities – and the team members who live there – with $13 million in food and community grants.
- We’ve created a community response fund that will distribute grants and food donations to non-profit organizations working to help people in our U.S. plant communities.
- The purpose of the fund is to provide help where it’s needed most.
- Our investment includes $2 million in community grants and more than $11 million worth of donated food.
- The grant money will be focused on providing emergency response support for things such as rent and utility assistance, food distribution, health care, childcare, small business support and other economic recovery services.
Since early March 2020, we’ve provided 15 million pounds of protein, 60 million meals, with a value of approximately $37 million to food banks, hunger relief agencies and community pantries near our facilities, with more than 10 million of those meals given directly to our hourly team members as they continue the inspiring work of keeping our country fed.
Tyson has distributed 300,000 cloth masks to our team members that they, or family members, can use outside our plants. We understand that PPE for daily use can be hard to find in some communities, so this donation is meant to help give peace of mind to our team members and those closest to them.