QuikTrip Helps Distribute Chicken to Needy Families

C-store chain joins Tyson and community organizations to supply food during pandemic.

June 23, 2020

TULSA, Okla.—QuikTrip helped get $200,000 worth of chicken to Tulsa-area residents in need last week, according to Tulsa World.

The 800-store chain worked with the Center for Consumer Recovery (CCR) to move roughly 35,000 pounds of chicken from the Tyson’s plant in Springdale, Arkansas, to a Tulsa Dream Center distribution site in Jenks, a Tulsa suburb. The Dream Center works to break the cycle of poverty in the Tulsa area. From Jenks, the food will be given out to people in surrounding communities.

“The Tyson and QuikTrip teams were incredibly generous,” said Bruce Thompson, executive director of CCR. “Data from nonprofits shows that food assistance is one of the biggest needs right now, so we’re grateful to be able to help feed thousands of people.”

The effort received logistical support from Merit Financial Solutions, an operations partner to CCR. Together, they provide a variety of social and financial services to people experiencing financial difficulties.

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