Tyson Foods gives $50,000 to Wheaton, Westmont food pantries
People’s Resource Center (PRC) food pantries in Wheaton and Westmont are getting a boost from a $50,000 grant from food industry behemoth Tyson Foods.
The funds will help PRC stock its shelves and add to its services, including free nutrition education sessions and snacks for kids in school, according to a press release. PRC said the grant will help it distribute more than 45,000 grocery carts of fruits and vegetables, frozen meats, bread and canned food to DuPage County residents this year.
“Tyson Foods, Inc. is such an amazing partner of the People’s Resource Center,” Christina LePage, PRC’s senior director of programs, said in a statement. “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.”
A Tyson representative said the company is on board to help PRC tackle hunger in the community.
“We’re proud to be longtime supporters of the People’s Resource Center and its critical work that addresses food insecurity in DuPage County,” Matt Pakula, senior manager for corporate social responsibility with Tyson Foods, said in a statement. “Hunger is a complex problem, but feeding our hungry neighbors starts with getting involved and creating awareness."
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