Northwest Arkansas Food Bank to get new equipment thanks to grant from Tyson

Posted: August 3, 2017 at 1:09 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/SPENCER TIREY Thomas Smilie, a Walmart volunteer, uses a pallet jack Wednesday at the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank to move plates of boxed food while working with 40 other volunteers in the warehouse in Bethel Heights. Tyson foods announced a $152,000 to the NWA Food Bank for new equipment to help the bank be more efficient in there operations.

Tyson Foods has a long history of giving edible donations to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, but the food industry giant found another way to help the nonprofit fight hunger in the region.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/SPENCER TIREY Bob Price (right), and Maura Yates along with 40 other interns and workers at Walmart volunteer to clean and sort f...

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