When the rural communities where Seaboard Foods operate experienced hardship, Seaboard Foods stepped in to provide support to their neighbors. During the ice storms on Jan. 15 and 16 that hit small communities in Oklahoma and Texas, Seaboard Foods served warm pork products to workers laboring tirelessly to bring electricity back to the communities.
Seaboard Foods donated and cooked more than 750 pounds of pork products to feed crew workers and community members impacted by recent ice storms in Perryton, Texas; Hooker, Okla.; and Beaver, Okla. The meals were served to electrical crews working around the clock to restore power and community members who were unable to prepare food due to power outages. More than 600 crew members and 100 community members were served multiple pork meals prepared by local caterers.
“Seaboard Foods takes pride in being a good neighbor in our communities,” says David Watkins, Seaboard Foods recruiting manager and lead for community enrichment programs. “We were happy to provide cooked pork products for the crews that worked night and day to restore power, and also to community members without power.”