SPRINGDALE, ARK. — Tyson Foods Inc. announced on Jan. 23 that it would donate nearly 500,000 meals to support people affected by the recent flooding in California and the surrounding areas.

The company said more than 110,000 lbs of protein would be made available to Feeding America and two local member food banks in California: San Francisco Marin Food Bank and Central Food Bank of California in Fresno.

“We’re devasted by the destruction caused by the recent storms and we want to do our part to help the community, first responders and refill freezers with protein,” said Tim Grailer, senior director of sustainability of business operations at Tyson Foods. “We’re proud to partner with Feeding America and amplify their support to feed those in need.”

Tyson Foods’ Meals that Matter disaster relief’ program can outfit a 53-foot semi-trailer with enough refrigerated space to store up to 20,000 lbs of product for an initial response and dry storage to transport supplies to set up a feeding site and support for Tyson cook teams.