Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale has pledged $2.5 million to fight food insecurity through a partnership with Feeding America, a nonprofit network of 200 food banks.
The meat giant will allocate $1 million of its donation to support Equitable Food Access grants, which focus on communities of color and/or people living in rural communities.
Tyson is also donating 2.5 million pounds of protein, the equivalent of 10 million meals, to alleviate hunger.
"As food banks continue to face increasing demand, we're thankful for partners like Tyson, whose ongoing food and fund donations are supporting our network’s efforts to increase access to protein, a high-need item, and ensure equitable access to food for communities facing hunger," Erika Thiem, Feeding America's chief supply chain officer, said in a news release.
Since 2006, Tyson has donated nearly $3.5 million to Feeding America and $223 million of protein to the nonprofit's food banks.