Tyson Foods Provides Chicken for ATU Food Pantry

ATU University Honors Volunteers 9-21-2020
Photographed: (back row, from left) Alex Cisco, Dillon McKinley, Avery Harrah, Tyler Wainscott; (front row, from left) Mac Wheeler, Lark Sybrant and Benjamin Gipson.

Arkansas Tech University’s Green and Gold Cupboard received a donation of 2,118 pounds of chicken from Tyson Foods on Monday, Sept. 21.

The protein will assist the cupboard in fulfilling its mission of providing support for food insecure members of the ATU community.

The donation was picked up and delivered to the Green and Gold Cupboard by ATU students Alex Cisco of Green Forest, Benjamin Gipson of Atkins, Avery Harrah of Huntsville, Dillon McKinley of Springdale, Lark Sybrant of Farmington, Tyler Wainscott of West Fork and Mac Wheeler of Springdale.

The Green and Gold Cupboard is operated as a service project by the University Honors program at Arkansas Tech. Dr. Jamie Stacy, associate professor of emergency management, is interim director for University Honors at ATU.

The cupboard is open Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. and Fridays from noon-2 p.m. during the fall 2020 semester.

Located at 1019 N. Arkansas Avenue, Green and Gold Cupboard is available to all individuals with a valid Arkansas Tech identification card in need of assistance with groceries and personal hygiene items.

Those who need help outside the fall 2020 hours may call (479) 356-2037 weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or e-mail ggc@atu.edu to set up a time.

Donations are accepted during normal operating hours and through the donation box located outside the building.

The cupboard and the clients that it serves are currently in need of the following items:

  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned fruit
  • Coffee
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo, salad dressing)
  • Baked beans
  • Canned chicken
  • Vegetable oil and olive oil
  • Mashed potatoes and scalloped potatoes
  • Boxed meals (Hamburger Helper)
  • Snacks (chips, crackers, popcorn, pudding)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Baby food
  • Hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, dish soap)

Learn more about Green and Gold Cupboard at www.atu.edu/foodpantry.