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The Food Bank of Siouxland joins forces with Tyson and the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA to provide food for those in need amid COVID-19 pandemic

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The Food Bank of Siouxland has joined forces with Tyson Foods, and the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA to provide an entire truckload of meat to feed those in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Packages of meat will be available for families and individuals in the parking lot of the Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA in South Sioux City beginning today (Thursday) at 1:00 pm and will run through 5:30 pm.

The distribution will continue Monday through Friday, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm until the donation has been fully distributed.

Appointments are required and can be be made by calling the YMCA at 402-404-8439.

The Executive director of the Food Bank of Siouxland Linda Scheid said in a press release, “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 added,

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

Brett Funke

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