Food Bank of Siouxland Partners with Tyson and the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA to Provide Protein to Those in Need

Food Bank of Siouxland Partners with Tyson and the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA to Provide Protein to Those in Need

The Food Bank of Siouxland, Tyson and the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA announces today the arrival of entire truckload of meat from Tyson to help feed those in need during this COVID-19 crisis.  Assorted packages of protein will be available for individuals and families via a trailer that has been dropped in the parking lot of the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA in South Sioux City. 

The distribution from the truck will begin on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 1 p.m. and will continue Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until the donation has been fully distributed. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the Y at 402-404-8439.

The Food Bank of Siouxland’s Executive Director Linda Scheid stated, “This incredible generosity will help countless families in need!  This donation will help not only those who have struggled with food insecurity prior to the virus, but now individuals and families who have lost their paychecks may find themselves needing assistance, perhaps for the very first time in their lives.  We have had a long and remarkable partnership with Tyson, and this enormous donation is just another example of how they step in to help care for their communities.”

Scheid continued, “The offer from Rhonda Robson, the CEO at the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA to not only have this semi-truck parked in their lot to allow for easy access to those seeking assistance, but also organizing the volunteers to hand the protein out is another example of the Siouxland community coming together. We couldn’t be more appreciative!”

Robson states, “The YMCA is all about bring the community together especially in a time of crisis, we are honored to be able to help in this way.”

“This collaboration is a tremendous example of the collaborative efforts that can help make a difference in these uncertain and difficult days,” added Scheid.  “We are so grateful!”

For more information on the Food Bank of Siouxland, visit www.siouxlandfoodbank.org. The Food Bank of Siouxland is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.