This week Dash In stores partnered with supplier Tyson Foods to donate 36,000 pounds of chicken to the Food Bank of Delaware, a statewide nonprofit working to ensure a community free of hunger.
Held in advance of the opening of Dash In’s newest neighborhood store in Glasgow, Del., the event marks the first partnership between Dash In, Tyson Foods and the Food Bank of Delaware, demonstrating Dash In’s commitment to the communities it serves by partnering with local organizations to fight hunger across the Mid-Atlantic region.
“Tyson’s focus on hunger relief is right in line with Dash In’s focus on filling the hunger gap so we are excited to partner with them in this effort,” said Darleen Nascimento, executive director of brand marketing and customer experience for Dash In. “Not only does Tyson share our passion for quality food, but also our passion for giving back. We are equally as proud of our employees who continue to roll up their sleeves, doing good work for the community both inside and outside the store.”
At the Food Bank of Delaware, Dash In employees volunteered alongside Tyson Food team members and Food Bank of Delaware staff to unload and organize the donated food.
“We’re proud to help great partners like the Food Bank of Delaware and Dash In to address hunger” said Debra Vernon, Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at Tyson Foods. “Too many people in Delaware and across the U.S. are food insecure, and although the problem is complex, Tyson is committed to helping.”
The donated food will be disbursed through the Food Bank of Delaware’s network of 509 hunger relief partners and their Healthy Pantry Center, a mini grocery store that opened at the Newark headquarters this July, providing individuals and families the opportunity to pick out food and household products that best suit their needs.
The Food Bank of Delaware distributes millions of pounds of products each year to its network of 509 hunger-relief program partners throughout the state and also provides thousands of meals a month for children through the Backpack Program.
“We are thankful for Tyson Foods and Dash In’s generosity,” said Food Bank of Delaware President and CEO Patricia Beebe. “It takes an entire community to feed the more than 117,000 food insecure Delawareans. We are proud to have both companies working alongside us to ensure that no Delawarean goes without nutritious food. Ensuring that Delawareans have access to protein like chicken is important to our mission.”
Dash In, a Wills Group company, is a growing convenience chain with more than 50 locations throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. For more information about Dash In, visit www.dashin.com.