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Cargill Donates 40,000 Pounds of Turkeys

Arkansas Foodbank received a generous donation today just in time for the holiday season!  Cargill delivered a truckload of 2,000 turkeys to help families in need have a complete Thanksgiving meal. The donation of 40,000 pounds of whole Honeysuckle White® turkeys will be distributed through our agency partners in Central and Southern Arkansas.

“Cargill is connected to the community,” said Shane Acosta, general manager of Cargill’s Springdale turkey complex. “This is home for 1,200 Cargill employees and we are proud to help ensure our neighbors have access to safe, nutritious and quality protein.”

Cargill’s Springdale facility was established in 1965. In the last five years, the facility has donated more than one million pounds of turkey products during the holiday season helping those in need in our surrounding communities.

“For so many Arkansans, putting a holiday meal on the table is an important part of their family tradition,” said Rhonda Sanders, CEO, Arkansas Food Bank. “With one in four in our service area struggling with hunger, Cargill’s generous gift of turkeys this holiday season will ensure that our neighbors in need can enjoy a holiday meal with their families.”

Cargill has also donated a truckload of turkeys to two other food banks in the state: River Valley Regional Food Bank in Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas Food Bank in Bethel Heights.

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