Tyson Foods Awards Mobile Pantry Grant to Kansas Food Bank

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WICHITA, Kan. – May 5, 2021 – Tyson Foods has awarded an almost $92,000 grant to the Kansas Food Bank to fund mobile pantry distributions in Emporia and Garden City, Kansas.

“We are very thankful to Tyson Foods for funding these mobile distributions,” said Brian Walker, president and CEO of Kansas Food Bank.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an increased demand for food assistance across our state.  Tyson is helping to put missing meals on the tables of our neighbors in need with this grant.”

The mobile food pantry will be deployed monthly starting in May to each respective community.  The grant period lasts for 12 months.  Distributions will be held the second week of the month.

Locations and times are as follows:

Emporia – Abundant Harvest Kitchen, 1028 Whittier

Tuesday – May 11th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Garden City – The Community Church, 614 N 13th

Thursday – May 13th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Mobile pantry guests will be asked to provide the number of people living in their household along with the number of seniors and number of children.

The Kansas Food Bank provides food for over 700 hunger relief partners across 85 counties in Kansas. In 2020, 18.6 million pounds of food were distributed across the state, equivalent to 15.5 million meals.

“We’re proud to support Kansas Food Bank and its mission to end hunger,” said Dennis Jones, complex manager, at Tyson Foods, Finney County facility. “Enabling our partners to address food insecurity by supporting the mobile pantry program is a critical part of our hunger relief strategy.”