Tyson Foods’ Meals that Matter disaster relief team has returned from Baton Rouge, La., after serving 130,000 meals to flood victims and volunteers.

Throughout the deployment, cook teams from Tyson locations in Vicksburg, Miss.; Sherman, Tex.; and Clarksville, Dardanelle, Nashville, Pine Bluff, Texarkana and Waldron, Ark., rotated duties. Team members from corporate headquarters in Springdale, Ark., and Tyson Foods’ Transportation also volunteered.


“From the moment we arrived in Baton Rouge, we could tell there was a significant need to feed the community,” said Pat Bourke, Tyson Foods’ corporate social responsibility program manager. “Our volunteers served a record number of meals for a nine-day deployment, and I could not be more proud of their effort.”

In addition to serving meals to flood victims who walked or drove up to the designated disaster relief site, the team also provided several local organizations with frozen meals to distribute throughout the community.