The smell of chicken hangs in the air around Mayflower High School, just a mile from the damage path left by an EF-4 tornado on April 27. The reason? Tyson Foods set up their mobile kitchen hours after the tornado and immediately got the fryers going to help deliver meals to affected residents.
“They really like our chicken strips”, said Scott, one of the cooks. “The trucks can’t keep them in stock”. Those trucks he is referring to is an American Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicle. The Red Cross and Tyson paired up to help deliver the cooked chicken, hot dogs and burgers.
“You guy have been fantastic,” Scott said. “The Red Cross drivers will wait to make sure we have everything cooked and then go out and deliver. They are like clockwork.”
Another one of the Tyson cooks echoed that sentiment and adds that companies like Tyson and organizations like the Red Cross need to work together to make sure our neighbors in need are getting fed.
The Red Cross thanks Tyson for their support in relief efforts in Arkansas and across the country.
To learn more about Red Cross disaster response in Arkansas, visit www.redcross.org.
You can help in Arkansas and other states affected by recent severe storms by making a donation at www.redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or texting REDCROSS to 90999 for a $10 donation.