On March 13, Tyson Foods – along with Ben E. Keith Foods, Lipman Family Farms, Grupo Bimbo, and Jayhawk Sales – partnered with the Greater Dallas and Tarrant County chapters of the Texas Restaurant Association to donate family meal kits and hand sanitizer to over 500 families. Several thousand pounds of food were distributed to families of restaurant workers to support local restaurants during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The donation event was organized by our Leaders of Tomorrow and Women’s Business Resource Groups (BRGs).
“Tyson is proud to support local Dallas/Fort Worth restaurant employees through partnership with the Texas Restaurant Association,” said Britt Johnson, Sales Account Executive at Tyson Foods. “Restaurants and their employees have experienced tough times this past year, and we are proud to give this food donation as a ‘Thank You’ for their perseverance and role in making our community great. This further emphasizes Tyson’s commitment to raising the world’s expectations for how much good food can do.”
Employees of restaurants and foodservice establishments from anywhere in the DFW Metroplex were invited to come and pick up a family meal kit. The family packs included chicken, tortillas, bread, rice, and produce for four people.
“The generosity of our partners throughout the last year has been immeasurable,” said Emily Williams Knight, President & CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association. “Restaurants are the hearts of our communities, where we celebrate our lives. This is the second time we are doing an event of this kind in the DFW area, and we are proud to be able to give back to those who have been working so hard to keep restaurants operating, navigating the reopening protocols, and ensuring that there’s good food for Texans to enjoy.”
Earlier this year, Tyson Foods also responded with more than one million meals, bottled water, and other supplies to Texas communities affected by February’s severe winter storm. Tyson also teamed up with The Drew Barrymore Show to support Guess Family Barbeque, a local restaurant in Waco, Texas that worked overtime to feed linemen working to restore power to affected areas.
Tyson and our team members are devoted to the communities we live and work in. Learn more about our commitment to giving back here.
Tyson Foods Business Resource Groups (BRG) are affinity-based networks championed by the senior leadership or executive team and managed by the Talent and Culture team within Human Resources. They strive to grow team member networks and connections, increase team member engagement, and partner in community efforts.
The Leaders of Tomorrow BRG is a group of multi-generational professionals dedicated to the retention and development of talent to ensure future successes of Tyson Foods through fostering a community and developing opportunities for team members. The Women’s Business Resource Group strives to achieve an inclusive environment for a gender diverse workforce by leading and supporting opportunities for women.