SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Tyson Foods deployed its 53-ft. mobile kitchen and cook teams to Georgia and began serving meals to communities struck by Hurricane Michael at 10:00 a.m. on Oct. 14 as part of the company’s Meals that Matter disaster relief program. Tyson cooks prepared and provided free meals both on site and throughout the community using approximately 250,000 lbs. of Tyson product.
Locations for feeding centers were Walmart Supercenters at 1215 E 16th Ave., Cordele, GA 31015; and 2825 Ledo Road, Albany, GA 31707.
“Throughout our company’s history, our team members have always been quick to respond when disaster strikes in or near their communities,” Tyson Foods said in a press release. “In April 2012, we unveiled a new tool for use in disaster response. As part of Tyson Foods’ Meals that Matter disaster relief’ program, the company outfitted a 53-foot semi-trailer with enough refrigerated space to store up to 20,000 lbs. of product for initial response, and dry storage to transport supplies to set up a feeding site and support for Tyson cook teams. The Meals that Matter operation is capable of feeding more than 10,000 meals per day to victims of disaster, first responders and volunteers.”