Tyson Foods is providing disaster relief support in Oklahoma in the aftermath of the devastating tornado that hit May 20. The company's "Meals that Matter" disaster relief trailer and cooking teams from several Tyson plant locations arrived in Moore on May 21 to begin providing meals to victims and relief workers. Depending upon the need, the trailer and cooking teams could be on site for two to three weeks.
Tyson also plans to provide financial support to the Oklahoma relief effort. The company is matching employee donations, dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000, to the American Red Cross.The 53-foot "Meals that Matter" semi-trailer was first used in 2012 in New York and New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. It is designed to help Tyson set up an organized disaster relief site quickly. It serves as a central supply unit to support Tyson cook teams that bring grills and volunteers to help feed people in need. The unit was also used in 2012 to serve 1,600 people at KNOW Hunger nutrition fairs in Mississippi that were organized by the National Urban League and Tyson Foods.