Tyson Foods is providing disaster relief support in Moore, OK, the site of a series of devastating tornadoes on Monday.
The company’s Meals that Matter disaster relief trailer and cooking teams from several Tyson plant locations arrived in Moore on Tuesday to begin providing meals to victims and relief workers. Depending upon the need, the trailer and cooking teams could be on site two to three weeks.
Tyson also plans to provide financial support to the Oklahoma relief effort. The company is matching employee donations, dollar-for dollar up to $100,000, to the American Red Cross.
The 53-foot Meals that Matter semi-trailer was first used last year in New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. It is designed to help Tyson set up an organized disaster relief site quickly. It serves as a central supply unit to support Tyson cook teams that bring grills and volunteers to help feed people in need.
The unit was also used in 2012 to serve 1,600 people at KNOW Hunger nutrition fairs in Mississippi that were organized by the National Urban League and Tyson Foods.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, AR, is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to be involved with son Don Tyson leading the company for many years and grandson John H. Tyson serving as the current chairman of the board of directors.
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