Tyson will donate 5000 pounds. of protein to the community of Temperanceville
Tyson Foods, in conjunction with the Southeast Virginia and East Coast Food Bank, is distributing 5,000 pounds of protein, produce and dry goods to the Tempranceville community on Saturday, June 18. The mobile pantry will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. :30 AM at the Jerusalem Baptist Church located at 10011 Jerusalem Road Temperanceville, VA 23443.
Volunteers from Tyson Foods facilities will be on hand to help distribute whole fowl and breast tenderloin packages to Temperanceville residents. In July 2021, the company donated $25,000 to the Southeast Virginia and East Coast Food Bank to provide food donations on the third Saturday of every month.
“Tyson Foods is proud to support the families of Temperanceville through our contributions of protein products that will provide quality, nutritious food to the entire community,” said Thaddeus Hackett, Chaplain for Tyson Foods in Temperanceville.
The June 18 donation event marks the twelfth mobile pantry event hosted by Tyson Foods and Foodbank in Southeast Virginia and the East Coast. Each event reaches 80 to 100 local families.
“This donation couldn’t come at a better time,” said David Brandt, senior director of communications at Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. “Rising food costs and supply chain issues have created difficult hurdles for the food bank this year and protein remains one of the most difficult items to source. We are extremely grateful to Tyson for his generosity.