Tyson Foods helps provide 4,000 backpacks for students


by: Jacob Smith, KNWA-TV (AR)

Aug 1, 2022


SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Organizations in Northwest Arkansas teamed up this weekend to get local kids ready for the upcoming school year. 


Tyson Foods and the Samaritan Community Center worked together to provide 4,000 backpacks for K-12 students.


Each backpack contained $40 worth of school supplies like pencils, paper, markers, crayons, and a water bottle.


Shannon Green from Samaritan Community Center says they are giving these kids “more than just school supplies.”


“Being able to provide something new that gives them ownership and positive self-esteem makes it well worth it,” Green said...