Food donations to help the communities affected by recent storms
Springdale, Ark. – November 10, 2022 – In response to the recent storms that severely impacted the communities of Broken Bow and Idabel in Southeast Oklahoma, Tyson Foods is donating more than 100,000 pounds of protein or the equivalent of 400,000 meals to support the community, Choctaw Nation tribal citizens, Tyson team members, volunteers and first responders affected by the storms.
Tyson team members impacted by the storms are also encouraged to apply to the company’s Helping Hands program that offers financial assistance to employees following a disaster or personal hardship.
“Our hearts go out to those who suffered damage in Southeast Oklahoma and want to do our part to help the people affected,” said David Bray, group president, poultry, Tyson Foods. “We’re working with our local community partners to amplify their support and do our best to help those in need.”
“Having a partner like Tyson Foods give such needed resources to our tribal members and communities in the Choctaw Nation means so much to us,” said Teresa Jackson, Senior Executive Officer of Tribal Services for the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. “We appreciate their contributions and are praying for those impacted by the recent storms.”
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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