Tyson, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank team up for mobile pantry distribution in July

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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. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Tyson Foods and the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank are teaming up to provide food to the community through monthly mobile food pantries.

According to a news release from Tyson, the company has awarded $500,000 as a grant to the food bank that will provide monthly mobile food pantries to the local community for 12 months.

The release says mobile pantries will serve 6,000 people in Springdale, Rogers, Fayetteville and Berryville/Green Forest communities every month.

The food bank will distribute 2,000 boxes in the four communities following a rotating schedule, according to the release.

Dates, times, and locations for food distribution events are below:

  • Springdale: Friday, July 2 at Parsons Stadium, 1423 E Emma Avenue
  • Rogers: July 9 from noon to 4 p.m. at Veterans Park, 500 Veterans Parkway
  • Fayetteville: July 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at Old Marvin’s IGA, 1620 S School Avenue
  • Berryville/Green Forest: July 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at North Arkansas Livestock Auction, 304 W Main St., Green Forest, Ark.

The release says the mobile pantry model allows food to be distributed to residents in pre-packed boxes available for pick up at designated sites.

Through April 30, 2022, 24,000 boxes of food in total will be distributed in the four communities, according to the release.

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