Tyson Foods donates 12,000 lbs. of meat to Muscatine’s Pearl City Outreach | Local

'Such a blessing...'

Soon prior to Christmas, the Tyson Foods plant in Columbus Junction had the ability to make a contribution of 12,000 pounds of meat to the Pearl City Outreach food bank in Muscatine.

COLUMBUS JUNCTION — On Thursday, Tyson Foods revealed that, throughout the previous , it had actually contributed 64 million meals (or 16 million pounds of protein) throughout the nation to eliminate across the country appetite.

In a press release, Tim Grailer, senior director of business social obligation stated, “We remain committed to addressing food insecurity, supporting our team members and improving the quality of life in the communities where we operate. We know our efforts are stronger through collaboration, and we’re honored to work with a network of outstanding community partners.”

The Columbus Junction Tyson Foods plant contributed 12,000 pounds of protein to Pearl City Outreach in Muscatine on December 22.

According to Pastor Sharon Phillips, this contribution came in the nick of time — not simply for the vacations — however for individuals the food bank serves. Throughout the holiday, Pearl City Outreach creates food baskets for individuals in requirement or who otherwise would not have the ability to have a vacation meal.

“We help the people that fall between the cracks, and this year we had 150 baskets to make,” Phillips stated. “But when we got down to 100, we needed meat desperately. So I talked to Chaplain Joseph Blay at Tyson, and after only a day they brought us what we needed and we were able to help all of these families.”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.