WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) -- Tyson Foods is donating $57,500 to Northeast Iowa Food Bank in Waterloo. $50,000 will go towards helping support local hunger relief and the remaining $7,500 will assist with fundraisers and mobile pantry initiatives.
This is part of a Tyson program to provide $1.5 million in grants to organizations across the country to address food insecurity. Food banks and hunger relief organizations were able to request proposals for grants.
“We’re very grateful for Tyson’s continued support and help in providing food to our local community,” Barb Prather, Executive Director of the NIFB said. “This donation will help our organization work toward our mission of achieving food security for all households.”
According to Tyson, the funding for NIFB will provide monthly food assistance until December 2021 and will include food boxes with 15 pounds of shelf-stable food and fresh produce.
Tyson is also giving grants to the Food Bank of Iowa in Des Moines, as well as organizations in 14 other states.
“Feeding America projects that 42 million people (1 in 8), including 13 million children (1 in 6), may experience food insecurity in 2021,” said Garrett Dolan, senior manager at Tyson Foods, said. “At Tyson, we’re honored to do our part to reduce food insecurity in the communities around the country that our team members live and work.”