Tyson Foods donates 12,000 lbs. Of Meat for Muscatine’s Pearl City Outreach

Shortly before Christmas, the Tyson Foods plant in Columbus Junction was able to donate 12,000 pounds of meat to the Pearl City Outreach Food Bank in Muscatine.


COLUMBUS JUNCTION — On Thursday, Tyson Foods announced that, in the last fiscal year, it had donated 64 million meals (or 16 million pounds of protein) nationwide to fight hunger nationwide.

In a news release, Tim Griller, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, said, “We are committed to addressing food insecurity, supporting our team members and improving the quality of life in the communities where we operate. We know that our efforts are strengthened through collaboration, and we are honored to be working with a network of outstanding community partners.”

The Columbus Junction Tyson Foods Plant donated 12,000 pounds of protein to Pearl City Outreach in Muscatine on December 22.

According to Pastor Sharon Phillips, the donation came on time — not just for the holidays — but for the people the food bank serves. During the holiday season, Pearl City Outreach puts together food baskets for those in need or who would otherwise not be able to make a holiday meal.

“We help people who come between the cracks, and this year we had 150 baskets to make,” Phillips said. “But when we came down to 100, we were in dire need of meat. So I spoke to Joseph Blay, chaplain at Tyson, and after only a day he brought us what we needed and we could help all these families. were able to do.