Wednesday was World Food Day, and the Food Bank of Siouxland celebrated by receiving a big donation of protein from Tyson Foods.
Food Bank Director Linda Scheid received 22,000 lbs of chicken from Tyson:
OC………meals out of it. :14
Kim Broekemeier of Tyson says the 22,000 pounds donated was determined by employees who took part in the company’s “Miles that Matter” health program:
OC………to the Food Bank. :10
Scheid says the Food Bank of Siouxland had a record-breaking distribution of over 2.6 million pounds of food last fiscal year that just ended on September 30th.
500,000 pounds was in meat distribution:
OC…………slow down in that. :08
The Food Bank serves 11 Siouxland counties to feed the 25,380 food insecure individuals living in our communities, including 10,780 hungry children.