ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – The Food Bank of North Alabama (FBNA) will host three mobile pantry events, thanks to a $25,000 grant from Tyson Foods.
FBNA and Tyson say the grants will help address food insecurity in Marshall County.
“Eliminating hunger in northern Alabama is our primary goal, especially in our rural communities that experience dire need,” said Shirley Schofield, chief executive officer of the Food Bank of Northern Alabama. “This mobile pantry initiative will help distribute food in an area where the food insecurity rate is 17.1%. We are grateful for the support provided to distribute food to those who need it most. »
The grant is part of Tyson’s nationwide initiative to provide 26 grants to hunger relief organizations that support Tyson factories in 15 states.
“We are committed to addressing food insecurity in the communities we operate, and we are proud to support northern Alabama communities through our work with this exceptional organization,” said Darren Parker, director of plant at Tyson Foods Albertville. “It’s an honor for us to be able to give back and provide for our neighbours.”
The first mobile pantry distribution, delivering approximately 500 boxes of produce and dry goods, will take place on Tuesday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sand Mountain Amphitheater.
More details on upcoming food distributions can be found here.
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