MOLINE, IL – Tyson Fresh Meats is partnering with Western Illinois University’s Quad Cities campus, WQPT and the Moline Rotary Club to give away 1,800 boxes of frozen chicken to the community, beginning at noon, Friday, Sept. 18.

Volunteers will give one free 20-pound box of uncooked, breaded chicken tenders to each vehicle that arrives in the west parking lot on the WIU-QC campus, 3300 River Drive. Vehicles can access the lot from University Drive and there will be signage designating the entrance and exit locations.

Chicken will be distributed until all boxes are given away and each box will contain cooking instructions. Volunteers will wear masks and gloves and will place the box in each vehicle.

Tyson’s corporate office sent truckloads of chicken to all plant locations. The Joslin, IL plant decided to designate one of the truckloads as a donation to the community.

“It’s important to Tyson to be a part of building a great community,” said Tyson representative Kimberly Crane. “We live here, our kids go to school here and we know where the needs are. Each time we get a donation, we share it with our workers and the community.”

For more information on the distribution, call (309) 762-9481.


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