Tyson Foods to donate 1 million meals to Northwest Arkansas school districts

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Springdale-based Tyson Foods is giving 240,000 pounds of food to the five largest school districts in Northwest Arkansas. This is the equivalent of one million meals to be delivered to Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs and Springdale school districts.

It is estimated that one in four children are experiencing food insecurity due to the economic impact of the pandemic. Tyson Foods said the company committed to relieving hunger in the U.S. and being a part of the solution to fighting hunger in Northwest Arkansas and beyond.

“We’re proud to be able to support our local school districts. No student should have to worry about where their next meal will come from,” said Debra Vernon, senior director, corporate social responsibility at Tyson Foods. “The protein donation will provide critical resources to those in need in our community.”

The food distribution will be take place this month with the dates and times of the drive-through events noted below.

Rogers School District
Date: May 7
Location: 2922 S 1st St., Rogers, Ark.
Distribution Time: 2 to 6 p.m.

Springdale School District
Date: May 8
Location #1: Har-Ber High School, 300 Jones Road, Springdale
Location #2: Don Tyson School of Innovation, 2667 Hylton Road, Springdale, Ark.
Distribution Time: 8 a.m. to noon (Events will take place simultaneously)

Bentonville School District
Date: May 8
Location: Bentonville High School, 1801 SE J St., Bentonville
Distribution Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Fayetteville School District
Date: May 14
Location: Baum Stadium Parking Lot, 15th St. and Razorback Road, Fayetteville
Distribution Time: 2 to 6 p.m.

Siloam Springs School District
Dates: May 22 and May 29
Location: Siloam Springs Middle School, 1500 N. Mount Olive St., Siloam Springs
Distribution Times: 9 to 11 a.m.