SPRINGDALE, Ark., Nov. 17, 2016/PRNewswire/ -- Just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, Cargill is doing its part to combat food insecurity and help provide families in Northwest and West Central Arkansas with nutritious turkeys for their dinner tables. Cargill's donation will support families in need with a donation of nearly 2,000 Honeysuckle White® whole turkeys each to the Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Food Bank and the River Valley Regional Food Bank.
"We hope to reach almost 4,000 families in our community with our donation. Whether a family is going through a difficult time, or regularly seeks assistance from our local food banks, they deserve to have access to nutritional, wholesome, delicious protein." said Shane Acosta, Cargill's Springdale complex general manager. "We are thrilled to be a part of a mission dedicated to placing turkey on the plates of those who would otherwise not be able to afford it during the holiday season." The NWA Food Bank supports more than 121,000 people in four counties across its region - a region that's identified as the most food insecure region in Arkansas. The River Valley Regional Food Bank provides support for more than 55,000 Arkansans living in a region where approximately 18 percent of the population are food insecure. The food banks provide support that includes distribution of products to agencies in their respective areas, such as food pantries, senior centers, shelters, after school programs, day care programs and other non-profit organizations.