Tyson Foods said its investment arm is working with the online marketplace platform Rejoicy to connect with Northwest Arkansas businesses to provide prepared and healthy meals to families in the region. For every meal consumers purchase on the Rejoicy site, Tyson Ventures will donate 10 meals to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.
“We are living in a time where it’s hard to find positive news, that’s why we are determined to promote joy in our community by connecting local businesses with their neighbors, and this partnership (with Tyson, Snack Lab, and Luncher) to provide affordable, nutritious meals while supporting our local food bank is the first step,” said Edwin Ortiz, CEO at Rejoicy. “Over the next 30 days, we will be sharing more of our efforts to reduce the friction to shop local.”
Tyson said anyone can order the 4-serving, prepared meals online for a cost of $15. They choose pickup or free delivery at checkout. The program is already offering meals for preorder. The first meal is slated for Sept. 10 and features creamy chicken & broccoli served over brown rice and quinoa paired with a house salad tossed in vinaigrette dressing. Like all meals, the cost is $15 and will feature protein supplied by Tyson Foods who will also donate 10 meals for every one purchased.
“We’re excited about exploring new opportunities for partnership with local start-ups that support our mission of ensuring all people have access to affordable, nutritious food. Tyson Ventures is looking forward to collaborating with entrepreneurs right here in our own community as a small step towards fulfilling that future,” said Erin VanLanduit, managing director of Tyson Ventures.
Consumers can view the weekly menu and order online.