Tyson Foods Inc. has donated more than 270,000 pounds of poultry, meat and tortillas this week as part of disaster relief efforts in several U.S. states affected by storms. 

The company has six cooking teams stationed in northern Alabama to help feed disaster relief workers, as well as employees, contract poultry growers and local residents who have been affected by the storms. In addition to delivering four truckloads of food, the company brought in ice and 27,000 bottles of water.


In central North Carolina, Tyson donated a truckload of chicken and a truckload of tortillas to the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and the Christian United Outreach Center to help with relief efforts. In Arkansas, the company shipped a truckload of food to the Arkansas Food Bank Network of Little Rock to help in the aftermath of tornadoes that hit the central region of the state, and employees of Tyson Fresh Meats in Dakota Dunes, S.D., and in Storm Lake, Iowa, collected and donated more than $2,000 to help with disaster relief.