Helping: Tyson Foods steps up to help Floyd Schools, YMCA sponsor pop-up markets like the one Wednesday; Heritage Sleep Concepts changes operations, making needed masks.
Media release: Each month, hundreds of pounds of frozen food arrives from the Atlanta Food Bank for the Floyd County Schools Nutrition Department Free Pop-Up Food Market. Thanks to Tyson Foods Inc., the school system and the YMCA have a safe and convenient way to keep the food cold until the patrons arrive. Tyson donated four industrial sized pallet blankets to be used by the workers at the Pop-Up Market.
Says YMCA Executive Director Scott McCreless: “Tyson Foods both at the national and local level have been extremely supportive of ensuring that community outreach food programs are supported. Not only does the Tyson Foundation give grant resources to support the Y’s outreach feeding and enrichment programs, they also send employees from Tyson to volunteer at the Pop-Up Market. We’ve been pricing these pallet blankets for some time, and were hopeful to purchase just one, and today the good people from Tyson showed up with four much needed pallet blankets. At the Y, we are grateful to our community partners, especially Donna Carver from Floyd County School Nutrition who always finds a way to feed kids, and to Tyson Foods for supporting such a vital community need in Floyd County.”
Among those getting credit for the idea is Rome neurosurgeon Dr. John Cowan, according to Spears’ Facebook page.