The recent winter storm that impacted much of Texas, and the nation, left many people in our own communities in need of basic necessities. Tyson Foods, in coordination with local authorities and disaster relief partners, was able to help fill the gap for the vulnerable in those areas.

Our donations included more than one million meals, bottled water and other supplies that were distributed in Amarillo, Carthage, Center, Dallas, Haltom City, Houston, North Richland Hills, Seguin, Sherman and Vernon, Texas.

“The impact of this historic storm is still being felt and we’re deploying resources where we can make the most impact for our team members and Tyson communities,” said Debra Vernon, senior director, corporate social responsibility. “This response wouldn’t be possible without the support of our disaster relief partners and customers, who are all volunteering time and resources to make sure our response is as successful as possible.”

Tractor trailer loads of product totaling more than 250,000 pounds, or the equivalent of one million meals, were deployed in addition to bottled water to impacted communities.

In addition, Tyson Foods teamed up with The Drew Barrymore Show to support Guess Family Barbeque in Waco, Texas. The restaurant worked overtime to operate as a shelter and help feed lineman working to restore power in affected areas, providing 700 meals over the course of three days.

We donated more than $15,000 worth of protein to help Guess Family Barbeque continue feeding those on the ground during such a critical time.

Throughout out our company’s history, team members have always been quick to respond when disaster strikes in or near the communities where we operate. Be sure to visit this page for more information on our commitment to give back.