Tyson Foods $40,000 Grant Funds Food Bank Mobile Pantry

By Faith Bemiss
Jul 20, 2018 1:15 PM ET
Tyson Foods recently awarded a $40,000 grant to The Food Bank for Central and Northeastern Missouri for a mobile food pantry program. From left, Eric Maly (Food Bank), Ben McFarlin (Tyson), Alan Johnson (Tyson), Lindsay Lopez (Food Bank), Melissa Schulte (Food Bank) and Dustin Tippin (Tyson). <em>Photo courtesy of The Food Bank for Central and Northeastern Missouri</em>

Originally published by the Sedalia Democrat

A $40,000 grant from Tyson Foods is allowing The Food Bank for Central and Northeastern Missouri to offer a mobile pantry benefiting Pettis County residents.

The Food Bank is a regional disaster and hunger relief network that acquires and distributes millions of pounds of food annually to partner agencies across a 32-county area.

According to a media release, “Mobile Pantries are refrigerated box trucks that allow The Food Bank to distribute perishable goods to communities that do not have adequate brick-and-mortar pantries.”

“We are thrilled to team up with Tyson to help Pettis County families put healthy food on the table,” Lindsay Young Lopez, executive director of The Food Bank, said in the release. “It truly takes all of us working together to solve hunger.”

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