In the aftermath of natural disasters, food insecurity can quickly become an urgent need. Through our Meals that Matter® disaster relief program, we help to deliver and serve food to communities that have been heavily impacted by natural disasters. A network of partners make it possible for us to implement our disaster-relief program in the field.
May be accompanied by other tractor trailers that haul food product, water and equipment.
Dry storage for supplies to set up feeding sites and support on-site cooking crews.
Capacity to refrigerate up to 20,000 pounds of food.
Feeding America shares its network of food banks, resources, community contacts, volunteers and storage.
Bimbo Bakeries USA, Pepper Source and the Incredible! American Egg Board provide bread, sauces and eggs to pair with Tyson proteins.
Team Rubicon provides emergency response teams staffed by military veterans and first responders.
Hugg&Hall supplies lighting, power, material handling and HVAC equipment.
Tyson Foods facilities in Arkansas, Nebraska and Iowa became distribution sites for local feeding agencies.
Tyson Foods contributed 125,000 servings
of protein for Hurricane Dorian relief.
How We Responded
In FY2019, most of the disasters that impacted Tyson Foods communities were flood-related, and road closures required us to rethink our traditional centralized feeding approach. Instead, we provided truckloads of product donations to Tyson Foods facilities in affected areas. These facilities then became distribution sites for local feeding agencies.
Tyson Foods also made an exception to our typical strategy of supporting U.S. communities. The devastation of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas touched our Bahamanian team members, many of whose family members were affected. We contributed a truckload of canned chicken to the island’s relief efforts.