Tyson donates $500,000 to Northwest Arkansas Food Bank

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In this April 22, 2020, file photo, a sign sits in front of the Tyson Foods pork plant in Perry, Iowa. A group of worker advocacy organizations has filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture alleging that meat processing companies Tyson and JBS have engaged in workplace racial discrimination during the coronavirus pandemic. The complaint alleges the companies adopted polices that reject U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on distancing and protective gear on meat processing lines. The complaint says the operating procedures have a discriminatory impact on mostly Black, Latino, and Asian workers. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Northwest Arkansas Food Bank teams up with Tyson Foods to feed Northwest Arkansans in need.

Tyson has given $500,000 dollars to the food bank which will provide food for monthly mobile pantries for a year.

Sabrina Thiede with the organization says there are more people in need of these food pantries.

“We’re seeing more and more people at our food pantries, at our mobile pantries. Our partner agencies are reporting that they’re seeing more people,” Thiede said. “School’s been out for the summer, so that’s more mouths for families to feed.”

These mobile pantries serve 6,000 people in Northwest Arkansas every month.

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