Aug. 5—Tyson Foods has donated $25,000 to Food Finders Food Bank to help fund mobile food pantry distributions. This grant ensures that Food Finders is able to deliver fruit, vegetables and protein directly to people in need.
"Food Finders is grateful to Tyson Foods for its commitment to help people facing hunger in the counties that surround their Logansport plant," said Katy Bunder, president and CEO of Food Finders. "The partnership between Food Finders and Tyson Foods will bring additional mobile pantries to the community."
According to Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap study, 12.3 %, or 4,620 residents of Cass County are food insecure and 14.4 % or 11,850 residents of Howard County are food insecure. Child food insecurity rates are even higher at 15.6 % for Cass and 20.2 % for Howard County.
Food Finders Food Bank distributed more than 13.8 million pounds of food through its direct service programs and 100 hunger relief agencies across North Central Indiana last year. This grant will help the food bank provide consistent monthly mobile pantry distributions in Cass and Howard Counties. This is the sixth year that the food bank has received a grant from Tyson Foods for hunger relief efforts.
"We're proud to support Food Finders Food Bank and appreciate its dedication to providing hunger relief for Tyson Foods communities," said Garrett Dolan, senior manager of corporate social responsibility for Tyson Foods. "Enabling our partners to address food insecurity by supporting the mobile pantry program is a critical part of our hunger relief strategy."
For more information, please visit www.food-finders.org