Tyson will provide shelf-stable foods and match "Team Member" donations dollar for dollar, for a total contribution of up to $1 million. Company officials indicate the food and funds will be given through the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, Feed the Children, UNICEF, Islamic Relief and Catholic Relief Services.
"Like many others across the world, we're shocked and saddened by the devastation in southern Asia and east Africa," John Tyson, chairman and ceo, said. "Though our company has no operations or Team Members based there, we want to help. We hope our donations will provide some relief to the thousands who are in need."
Details of Tyson's donation efforts are still being finalized. The company's 114,000 "Team Members" will be notified later this week how their contributions will be collected and matched. Company officials hope to complete the process and send the donation to the designated relief organizations within the next few weeks.