HUMBOLDT, Tenn. “Who doesn’t like free food?” Company donates thousands of products to local residents.
Tyson Foods in Humboldt gave back to the Gibson County community by providing 37,000 pounds of food, 148,000 meals and 1,000 employment opportunities.
“A lot of people don’t know what Tyson has is Hillshire Farms, Jimmy Dean, Wright Brand Bacon. So we’re really excited to be able to offer that to the community, it’s a community feed,” said Vanessa Presson, Complex Human Resources Manager, Tyson Foods Humboldt.
This is Tyson’s first distribution in Humboldt, and in the first two hours volunteers served nearly 400 cars.
“People can really see what Tyson really means to be in our community. Tyson really loves the communities they’re in, and so yes, it feels good to work for a company that feels compelled to feed the nation and feed the world. And so we want to do that here today,” Presson said.
Not only could residents receive food, but they also had the chance to fill out job applications for the company.
“We just have a lot of vacancies. We are starting our second shift. We still have first shift opportunities. It’s from entry level all the way up to leadership positions that we’ve opened up,” Presson said.
The distribution line ended nearly a block from the event location, with many boxes receiving chicken, breakfast foods and more.
“I went out to get some good food and give some support. What is my plan, I do a lot of things with the children, I will organize a good barbecue for them, ”said Greg Lenon.
Tyson plans to continue distributions in Madison and Crockett counties soon.
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