The Foodbank received a great surprise for the 2018 holiday season today! Springdale based Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats donated 40,000 pounds of turkeys to the Foodbank.
“We are delighted to be able to provide these turkeys to the Arkansas Foodbank in Little Rock from our turkey processing facility located in Springdale,” said Cargill’s turkey general manager Shane Acosta. “There are many deserving people in Arkansas, and we are pleased to provide nutritious, flavorful, wholesome turkey for meals during the holiday season. We do as much as possible to help others less fortunate in our communities at this time of the year. Building better communities has been a part of Cargill’s long standing culture. It is important that we continue to invest in, and engage with, the communities where we live and work,” stated Acosta.
Last year, 22 million meals were distributed and handed out at over 420 local partner agencies in Central and Southern Arkansas.
“November and December are two of the busiest months of the year for us,” says Tyler Lindsey, Communications Director at the Foodbank. “A lot of families are coming together and unfortunately for so many, a holiday meal is a luxury. To be able to have this gift of turkeys will significantly help those in need. Instead of focusing on how will they put food on the table, we hope they can focus more on spending time with their families. For that, we can’t thank Cargill enough!”