Cars line up for miles in Henrico as Tyson Foods offers food donations and jobs
GLEN ALLEN, Va. (WRIC) – Bacon, sausage, tortillas and more: Tyson Foods in Henrico handed out 36,000 pounds of food on Saturday, October 9.
The event was a great success. Willie Walker, a training specialist who has worked at Tyson Foods for fifteen years, told 8News: “Sheriff’s duty has passed – you know, we had so much traffic and people on the road that he wanted us to. were going there.
The event took place at Debbie’s Kitchen, a local Glen Allen restaurant. Large pallets of food were unloaded in the gravel parking lot, with Tyson employees wearing reflective safety vests handing food to the drivers.
Alan King is a resident of Henrico who attended the event.
He said he would love to see other companies organize similar events, especially after seeing the success of this one: “If there are other sponsors here who can hear me, that’s something. that you all need to start doing, to help our community.
Keith Sizemore, plant manager at Glen Allen, said the event was a way to show appreciation, “The importance of this is to give back to the community and let the community know that Tyson Foods is here. . “
The event was also a career fair, with applications available to attendees. Sizemore said that in addition to offering a starting salary of $ 15 an hour, they would have “a login bonus of $ 3,000”.
“I received a donation today and I also received an application which I filled out because like I said, we really need it at home,” King said. King added that making future events accessible by public transport would be of great help to those who need it most.
Tyson Foods is trying to fill up to 90 positions at the plant, and anyone interested can apply online.