The Meals That Matter team is currently serving meals at Southgate Baptist Church, 740 SW 4th St., Moore, OK. Click HERE for a map of the location.
Tyson Foods volunteer employees have served 64,000 Meals That Matter® meals to residents and relief workers in Moore, Oklahoma, immediately following the devastating tornado of last week and continue to work alongside the American Red Cross, the National Guard, and others who are helping to rebuild Oklahoma. On Wednesday, the team had already served about 6,000 meals before storms once again threatened the area. “The weather has been challenging over the last 48 hours, and our teams have been battling through, but we must keep everyone safe,” says Community Relations Manager Jeff…
Tyson Team Member Jason Betts (pictured at left) is a nurse manager at the Tyson Foods plant in Noel, Missouri. He is volunteering in our disaster relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma. Jason said it means a lot to him to be working in the Meals That Matter program because Tyson actually fed him when he was displaced in the Joplin tornado two years ago. He’s grateful to be working for Tyson Foods, where he has an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the May 20 tornado. Live reports from the field today from Jeff Wood, Community Relations manager at Tyson Foods:…
Tyson Foods disaster relief team has set up camp and is serving food this morning in Moore, Oklahoma, immediately following this week's devastating tornado. We're here to support and feed local residents, emergency crews and volunteers helping with the recovery efforts. UPDATE - evening 5/22/2013: Over 5,000 meals served today! UPDATE - afternoon 5/22/2013: This afternoon we took some additional photos from folks gathering for lunch at the Tyson Foods disaster relief area. See full Tyson Foods press release regarding Moore, Oklahoma, disaster relief efforts. Short…
Tyson Foods Meals That Matter™ Disaster Relief Unit
Tyson Foods, which has a history of feeding survivors and relief workers in the aftermath of disasters like 9-11 and the tornados and flooding of 2011, unveiled a special mobile feeding unit in 2012.
The 53-foot semi-trailer is designed to help Tyson set up an organized disaster relief site more quickly. It serves as a central supply unit to support Tyson “cook teams” that bring grills and volunteers to help feed people in need. The trailer also bears the name of Tyson Foods’ disaster relief feeding program, “Meals that Matter.”
Features of the trailer include:
- Enough refrigerated space to store up to 20,000 pounds of chicken, beef or pork
- A hydraulic lift
- A diesel-powered reefer unit, with fuel capacity to run up to 72 hours
- A 5,500-watt generator
- A Wi-Fi hot spot for internet connections via satellite
- Two heavy-duty 10’x20’ tents with lighting
- Cooking and serving supplies
- Sanitation equipment
The disaster relief unit was first used in the fall of 2012 to help feed people in New Jersey and New York in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. It was also used in 2012 to serve 1,600 people at KNOW Hunger nutrition fairs in Mississippi that were organized by the National Urban League and Tyson Foods.
Contact: Gary Mickelson 479-290-6111