Tyson Foods Helping Flooding Victims in Midwest


SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) — A Northwest Arkansas company is sending thousands of pounds of food to victims impacted by the flooding in the Midwest.

Tyson Foods is setting up two product distribution sites in some of the worst hit areas of Nebraska and Iowa.

It’s also organizing with local feeding agencies to let people know that product is available at these sites.

Although this disaster doesn’t match up with a typical demployment, Tyson is donating products until the food is gone or not needed.

“We’re sending three truckloads of product, two of the truckloads will originate here in Northwest Arkansas, and one will originate in Oklahoma. A little over 100,000 pounds of poduct that we will donate to the various agencies,” says Pat bourke, Program Manager for Tyson Foods.

The product is currently being transported and will arrive on-site Thursday evening 

Tyson Foods says it will continue to montor the flooding as it moves south.

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