Cobb is donating 9+ tonnes (20,000 pounds) of frozen meat to support hunger relief in local communities in Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma.
The donation will be handed over to The Manna Center, a civic organisation that provides food and clothing assistance to those in need. The contribution is equivalent to more than 40,000 meals. Rex Dickey, corporate chaplain for Cobb: “We understand many people in our region struggle with food insecurity, so we want our community partners to know they can count on us to help our neighbours.”
Over the years, Cobb has donated food and time volunteering to support these residents, and in 2020 contributed 4.5 tonnes (10,000 pounds) of frozen protein to the Manna Center at a particularly critical time. The contributions stem from an internal programme at Cobb called Miles That Matter. For every mile that a Cobb team member walks, runs, or bikes, the organisation will donate a pound of protein to support hunger relief. This year’s contribution is so significant that The Manna Center is working with several other local food pantries to distribute the protein to the most vulnerable.