Our purpose – to raise the world’s expectation for how much good food can do – reflects our principles and gives us direction to positively impact the world.  We at Tyson Foods are expanding our hunger relief efforts in light of the spread of COVID-19 to ensure no one goes hungry. Our role as America’s largest food company is critical. We produce 1 in every 5 pounds of chicken, beef and pork in the U.S. and take our responsibility to provide protein to those in need seriously.

In this unprecedented environment, every day, more of our friends and neighbors are depending on local food banks and community pantries to provide for their families. Tyson Foods is committed to addressing this need. 

Since March 2, we’ve donated approximately 2.6 million pounds of product in 18 states and are working to donate an additional 1.5 million pounds. A total of four million pounds, or 16 million meals*, are being donated by Tyson Foods to our team members, Feeding America food banks, community pantries near our operations and other hunger relief agencies.

As part of this effort, 13 truckloads carrying nearly 500,000 pounds of product will soon be distributed directly to our plant locations to support our hourly team members who are working hard to keep America and its communities fed. This will be an ongoing effort to ensure hunger relief needs are being met as conditions adjust and change.

School closures are also impacting millions of students who depend on regular meals provided at school and we’re working to ensure children have access to meals during extended school closings.

We will continue to update this page with our ongoing hunger relief efforts and the agencies and communities that are receiving product donations to ensure no one goes hungry.

*1/4 pound = 1 serving

How to Help

For those who may be assisting the elderly or others with greater access to protein, find your Feeding America food bank here for additional resources.

Recent Hunger Relief Donations

April 6, 2020 – 134,258 lbs.

Rome TM’s – Rome, GA

Olathe TM’s – Olathe, KS

Delta Food Bank/Pine Bluff Convention –  Pine Bluff, AR

Shelbyville TM’s – Shelbyville, TN

Noel TM’s – Noel, MO

April 4, 2020 – 399,264 lbs.

City of Tolleson –   Tolleson, AZ

TM & Drivers TDC #1 – Rogers, AR

TM & Drivers TDC #2 – Rogers, AR

Zeeland TM’s – Zeeland, MI

Vernon TM’s – Vernon, TX

Our Daily Bread – Forest, MS

Loves Kitchen – Forest, MS

Pottsville TM’s – Pottsville, PA

Indianapolis TM’s – Indianaplis, IN

Olathe TM’s –  Olathe, KS

Wallula TM’s –  Wallula, WA

Amherst TM’s –  Amherst, OH

Jacksonville Bruss TM’s – Jacksonville, FL

Forest TM’s – Forest, MS

Forest TM’s – Forest, MS

Pottsville TM’s –  Pottsville, PA

Clarksville TM’s –Clarksville, AR

Cumming TM’s – Cumming, GA

Robards TM’s – Robards, KY

Randall Wobbe TM’s – Springdale, AR

Monroe TM’s – Monroe, NC

Center TM’s – Center, TX

April 2, 2020 – 275,991 lbs.

Broken Bow TM’s – Broken Bow, OK

Russellville TVDC TM’s – Russellville, AR

Olathe TM’s – Olathe, KS

New Holland TM’s – New Holland, PA

Tyson R&D TM’s – Springdale, AR

Harvest Hope Food Bank – Columbia, SC

Portland ME TM’s – Portland, ME

Amarillo TM’s –  Amarillo, TX

N. Richland Hills TM’s – N. Richland Hills, TX

Haltom City TM’s – Haltom City, TX

Lifesource Int’l – Fayetteville, AR

Van Buren TM’s – Van Buren, AR

Temperanceville TM’s –  Temperanceville, VA

Rochelle TM’s – Rochelle, IL

Opp TM’s – Rogers, AR

Clarryville TM’s – Calexandria, KY

Forest TM’s – Forest, MS

April 1, 2020 – 40,556 lbs.

Interchurch Food Pantry – Indianapolis, IN

180 Disaster Relief – Tulsa, OK

John 3:16 Ministries – Charlotte, AR

Rome GA TM’s – Rome, GA

Vicksburg TM’s – Vicksburg, MS

Still Waters Christian – Forest, MS

March 31, 2020 – 138,778 lbs.

Northeast Arkansas Food Bank/Tornado Relief –  Jonesboro, AR

Breaking Bread Ministries – Madisonville, KY

Feed 479/Compassion Center – Springdale, AR

St. Mary’s Food Bank – Phoenix, AZ

Forest TM’s – Forest, MS

Tolleson TM’s – Tolleson, AZ

Helping Our Kids –  Scranton, AR

Robards TM’s – Robards, KY

Hungry for Christ – Hamilton, MI

Greenland School District –  Greenland, AR

Noel TM’s – Noel, MO

Corydon TM’s – Corydon, IN

March 30, 2020 – 163,136 lbs.

Main Street Mission – Russellville, AR

Waterloo TM’s – Waterloo, IA

Samaritan Kitchen of Wilkesboro – Wilkesboro, NC

New Holland Further Proc TM’s – New Holland, PA

Bountsville AL and GA TM’s – Blountsville, AL

Potsville DC TM’s – Pottsville, PA

Macon DC TM’s & Drivers – Macon, GA

Rogers TM – Rogers, AR

MS Live TM’s – Forest, MS

Forest Plant TM’s – Forest, MS

Clarksville 7th Day Adventist Church Pantry – Clarksville, AR

Main Street Mission – Russellville, AR

March 27, 2020 – 170,138 lbs.

Indianapolis TM’s – Indianapolis, IN

Harvesters Community Food Bank – Kansas City, MO

Portwall/Houston TM’s – Houston, TX

3:16 Ministries Food Pantry – Fayetteville, AR

Goodlettsville TM’s – Goodlettsville, TN

Tyson Claims – Rogers, AR

Our Daily Bread Food Pantry – Forest, MS

Siloam Springs, Cobb TM’s – Siloam Springs, AR

Fort Worth TM’s – Fort Worth, TX

Samaritan Community Center – Rogers, AR

March 26, 2020 – 178,006 lbs.

River Valley Regional Food Bank Public Distribution – Fort Smith, AR

Table Rock Mission – Stillwell, OK

Denzil Hood Tyson Driver – Rogers,  AR

Exeter MO School District – Exeter, MO

Tyson Drivers – Springdale, AR

Reften Fire Company – Reften, PA

Siloam Springs-Cobb TM’s –  Siloam Springs, AR

NW Arkansa Food Bank – Bethel Heights, AR

American Composting –   N Little Rock, AR

TDC TM’s – Rogers, AR

Madison TM’s – Madison, NE

Russellville TM’s – Russellville, AR

Kansas Food Bank – Wichita, KS

March 25, 2020 – 224,767 lbs.

St Marys Food Bank, Albertson’s and Tyson Facility – Phoenix, AZ

Helping Our Kids – Scranton, AR

NW Arkansa Food Bank – Bethel Heights, AR

River Valley Regional Food Bank Agency Distribution – Fort Smith, AR

180 Disaster Relief Tulsa – Tulsa, OK

St Marys Food Bank – Phoenix AZ

Columbus Junction Facility –  Columbus Junction, IA

Perry Pork Facility – Perry, IA

Obion Country Facilities – Union City, TN

March 24, 2020 – 120,711 lbs.

Main Street Mission – Russellville, AR

Table Rock Mission – Stillwell, OK

Carthage MS Facilities – Carthage, MS

Hope Distributors – Springdale, AR

Rooted NWA / LifeSource International – Fayetteville, AR

Soup Kitchen – Pottsville, PA

Indianpolis DC – Indianpolis, IN

Havanna Food Bank – Havanna, AR

Eureka Springs Schools – Eureka Springs, AR

Loaves and Fishes – Enid, OK

March 23, 2020 – 495,767 lbs.

Teen Challenge – Russelville, AR

Tri State Food Bank – Evansville, IN

Carthage Crisis Center – Carthage, MO

Feeding America Southwest VA  – Salem, VA

Carthage Facility – Carthage, MS

Oklahoma City Food Bank – Oklahoma City, OK

180 Disaster Relief Tulsa –  Tulsa, OK

Pottsville Facility – Pottsville, PA

Holcomb/Finney County Facility – Holcomb, KS

Cumming Facilities – Cumming, GA

Food Bank of Siouxland – Sioux City, IA

Dakota City Facility –  Dakota City, NE

Food Bank of NE Arkansas –  Jonesboro, AR

Amarillo Facility – Amarillo, TX

Moutaineer Food Bank –  Gassaway, WV

Samaritan Kitchen of Wilkesboro and Facilities – Wilkesboro, NC

Second Harvest Silicon Valley – San Jose, CA

March 20, 2020 – 218,473 lbs.

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley – San Jose, CA

Brand New Church Pantry – Farmington, AR

Havana Food Bank – Havana, AR

Breaking Bread Ministries – Madisonville, KY

Main Street Mission – Russellville, AR

Rochelle Christian Food Bank – Rochelle, IL

Every Soul Matters – Rogers, AR

Tarrant Food Bank – Fort Worth, TX

Harvesters Community Food Bank – Kansas City, MO

Harvesters Community Food Bank – Kansas City, MO

Chapel of the Ozarks Food Pantry – Wheaton, MO

Community Action Partnership of Mid NE/Lexington Plant – Lexington, NE

Joslin Plant – Hillsdale, IL

Driver Donation – Rogers, AR

Our Daily Bread – Forest, MS

Indianapolis DC Employee Donation – Indianapolis, IN

March 19, 2020 – 452,301 lbs.

Project Hope Food Bank – Hot Springs, AR

Neighbor to Neighbor – Pine Bluff, AR

Beulah Land Church Food Pantry – Macon, GA

Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia – Savannah, GA

Food Bank of Central and NE MO – Columbia, MO

Convoy of Hope – Springfield, MO

Our Daily Bread – Canton, MS

City Harvest Food Rescue – Astoria, NY

City Harvest Food Rescue – Long Island City, NY

Samaritan Kitchen – Wilkesboro, NC

Tarrant Area Food Bank – Fort Worth, TX

March 18, 2020 – 252,045 lbs.

Food Bank of North Central Arkansas – Norfork, AR

Arkansas Food Bank – Little Rock, AR

LifeSource – Fayetteville, AR

University of Arkansas Fort Smith (UAFS)

Harvest Regional Food Bank – Texarkana, AR

Treasure Coast Food Bank – Fort Pierce, FL

The Idaho Food Bank – Boise, ID

Master Provisions, Inc. – Florence, KY

Scott County Schools – Forest, MS

March 17, 2020 – 378,643 lbs.

Tyson Food Team Members – Pottsville, PA

7Hills Homeless Shelter – Fayetteville, AR

Springdale Public Schools – Springdale, AR

Neighbor, Inc. – Pine Bluff, AR

Bridge of Storm Lake – Lakeside, IA

Main Street Mission – Russellville, AR

Hand to Hand Food Pantry – Broken Bow, OK

The Outback – Fayetteville, AR

Convoy of Hope – Springfield, MO

Emmaus Mission Center – Logansport, IN

Hungry for Christ – Hamilton, MI

Beacon Place – Chicago, IL

Water Street Mission – Denver, PA

March 16, 2020 – 164,113 lbs.

Feed the Children – Oklahoma City, OK

Don Tyson School of Innovation – Springdale, AR

Our Daily Bread – Forest, MS

States Receiving Donations Since March 2:

Author
Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at

Debra Vernon is Tyson Foods’ Senior Director for Corporate Social Responsibility.

Having spent nearly 30 years in the corporate responsibility and communications fields, Debra joined Tyson in 2016. She leads the company’s strategic social investment in key issues including hunger and food insecurity, community sustainability, and life skills education for vulnerable workers. She and her team also oversee employee engagement, disaster relief, national and international partnerships, cause marketing and social enterprise initiatives.

Prior to joining Tyson Foods, she served as the corporate social responsibility lead and foundation president at American Water, where she established and implemented the company’s CSR and social investment programs. During her tenure, American Water was selected as the first (and only) U.S. water company in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and was included in CRO Magazine’s list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens.

Her career marries corporate social responsibility, communications and change management. It has allowed her to build engagement and momentum around sustainability and to share her passion for helping people help themselves, while at the same time generating optimal business and brand value. Debra earned her master’s degree in organizational development from the University of San Francisco. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and business management from Eastern Washington University.

In her free time, Debra enjoys road trips, hiking, learning new stuff, her family and reading on the back porch, not necessarily in that order.