Tyson Foods’ Disaster Relief Teams Deployed to Pilger, Nebraska


Pilger, Nebraska – WEBWIRE – Thursday, June 19, 2014

In response to Monday’s devastating twin tornadoes in Pilger, Nebraska, Tyson Foods has sent teams to prepare meals for those affected by and responding to the disaster.  

Teams from the Tyson Foods Fresh Meats’ operations in Madison and Dakota City, Nebraska arrived onsite today. The company’s Meals that Matter mobile relief truck was sent from its home in Springdale, Arkansas, and is expected to arrive onsite early Tuesday evening.  The company is also sending a tractor-trailer load of bulk ice for distribution in the affected area.   

Tyson Foods will be matching Team Member cash donations, up to $50,000, to Team Rubicon, a military veterans’ group that is also deployed to provide onsite assistance.  

About Meals that Matter 
Throughout our company’s history, our Team Members have always been quick to respond when disaster strikes in or near their communities.   In April 2012, we unveiled  a new tool for use in disaster response.  As part of Tyson Foods’ Meals that Matter program, the company outfitted a 53-foot semi-trailer with enough refrigerated space to store up to 20,000 pounds 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. 

About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, 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. Tyson Foods produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. The company provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. It has approximately 115,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.



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