As developments have continued to arise around the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), companies throughout our industry have stepped up to support both retailers and the communities in which they serve. Tyson Foods recently announced that it was committing $13 million to supporting the critical needs of local communities.
"Our company is proud to play a critical role in feeding the nation during this challenging time, and we recognize the importance of supporting our team members, their families, and our plant communities," said Chief Executive Officer Noel White. "The purpose of this special fund is to provide help where it's needed most."
Tyson's investment includes $2 million in community grants and more than $11 million worth of products donated by the company since March 11.
According to a press release, Tyson Foods has created a Community Response Fund that will distribute grants and food donations to non-profit organizations working to help people in its plant communities across the U.S.
We here at Deli Market News will continue to report the latest on how companies throughout our industry are working to support the supply chain.