Wheaton, Ill., – October 30, 2017 – People’s Resource Center (PRC) announced today a $50,000 grant from Tyson Foods to support PRC’s food pantries in Wheaton and Westmont.
This investment will help PRC provide over 45,000 grocery carts filled with fresh produce, frozen meats, bread and healthy nonperishables to low-income families in DuPage County over the coming year.
“Tyson Foods, Inc. is such an amazing partner of the People’s Resource Center,” said Christina LePage, PRC’s senior director of programs. “Their ongoing commitment to invest in PRC’s food pantries is a critical contribution that helps us carry out our mission to serve neighbors in need. We thank Tyson Foods, Inc. for honoring PRC with this generous award.”
Additionally, this investment from Tyson Foods will allow PRC to host free nutrition education sessions for low-income families as well as provide snacks for local schoolchildren.
“We’re proud to be longtime supporters of the People’s Resource Center and its critical work that addresses food insecurity in DuPage County,” said Matt Pakula, senior manager, corporate social responsibility at Tyson Foods. “Hunger is a complex problem, but feeding our hungry neighbors starts with getting involved and creating awareness.”
For more information, please visit www.peoplesrc.org.
About People’s Resource Center:
Since 1975, People’s Resource Center has been bringing neighbors together to respond to hunger and poverty in DuPage County. With a team of over 2,400 volunteers, we offer nutritious food and other basic necessities like clothes and rent assistance for people facing tough times. We also connect people with resources—education and tutoring, jobs, technology, art, a caring community—to create a future of hope and opportunity for all.
About Tyson Foods, Inc.:
Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 114,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com.