In response to flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Tyson Foods will send teams to prepare meals for those affected by and responding to the disaster.
Teams from Tyson Foods' operations in Clarksville and Texarkana, AR; Claryville, KY; New Holland, PA; Shelbyville, TN and Glen Allen, VA, will arrive onsite Wednesday and begin preparations to serve meals Thursday.
The company's Meals that Matter mobile disaster relief truck will be sent from its home in Springdale, AR, and is also expected to arrive onsite Wednesday. The company is sending three tractor-trailer loads of product totaling 100,000 pounds, one tractor-trailer load of bagged ice and one tractor-trailer load of bottled water.
"With more than 6,000 team members throughout the state of North Carolina the damage left by Hurricane Florence hits close to home," says Debra Vernon, senior director, corporate social responsibility. "This deployment wouldn't be possible without the support of our team members, disaster relief partners and customers who are all volunteering time and resources to make sure our response is as successful as possible."