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People’s Resource Center receives $50,000 from Tyson Foods

Jan 11, 2017 09:22AM ● Published by Neighbors Magazines

People's Resource Center (PRC) was awarded a $50,000 grant from Tyson Foods, Inc. to support PRC food pantries in Wheaton and Westmont.

"We are incredibly grateful to receive this award from Tyson Foods, Inc." said Christina LePage, PRC's Senior Director of Programs. "Support from Tyson Foods, Inc. helps PRC continue to ensure our neighbors in need will have access to healthy foods throughout the year."

After donating 100 million pounds of food over 15 years, Tyson Foods renewed its commitment in the fight against hunger in 2015 by pledging $50 million in cash and in-kind donations by 2020. This commitment focuses specifically on innovative initiatives at the local level. In 2016, Tyson Foods donated $12.5 million in cash and in-kind donations for hunger relief.  

"Partnering with organizations like the People's Resource Center is important to us because we want to help our hungry neighbors in Tyson communities," said Matt Pakula, senior manager, corporate social responsibility for Tyson Foods. "We're honored to support PRC's hunger relief work and know this grant will make an immediate impact on the people who need food the most."

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