Tyson Foods announced this week that they are providing the local YMCA $50,000 to support hunger relief in Rome and Floyd County.

This grant aims to support YMCA’s efforts with community partners including Action Ministries Rome for home deliveries and Floyd County Child Nutrition to support their monthly pop-up market, and partner with several other community partners to ensure that every family in Floyd County has access to nutritious food.

In the past year the Rome YMCA has delivered over 1,238,177 pounds of food.

“We are incredibly grateful to Tyson for their generosity to support the YMCA in providing the quantity and quality of fresh fruits and vegetables, protein, dairy and shelf stable food that our community needs to be healthy,” said Scott McCreless, executive director of YMCA of Rome & Floyd County. “At the Y, our promise to our community, is to create the scaffolding to advance wellbeing for all, and an investment in nutritious foods significantly improves our community’s health and wellbeing.”

The grant is a part of a national $1.5 million program by Tyson Foods that has provided 26 grants to hunger relief organizations that support 38 Tyson plant communities in 15 states.