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Cobb donates more than 20K pounds of protein in hunger relief

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SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. — As part of its commitment to supporting hunger relief and the local community, Cobb donates more than 20,000 pounds of quality, frozen protein to the Manna Center. The civic organization provides food and clothing assistance to those in need. The contribution is equivalent to more than 40,000 meals for people in Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma.

“At Cobb, we believe it is important to treat each other like family,” said Rex Dickey, corporate chaplain for Cobb. “We understand many people in our region struggle with food insecurity, so we want our community partners to know they can count on us to help our neighbors.”

Cobb has a history of helping those in need, the company added. Last year, Cobb contributed 10,000 pounds of frozen protein to the Manna Center to help support the region during an especially critical time. Over the years, Cobb has donated food and hours of volunteer time to support Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma residents in need.

“We feel greatly blessed and fortunate to partner with community business leaders like Cobb to help support the needy in our area. This donation will help many families in our local community and we are very grateful to be able to provide help for those in need.” said Marla Sappington, executive director of the Manna Center.

The Cobb contribution stems from an internal program called Miles That Matter. For every mile that a Cobb team member walks, runs, or bikes, the organization will donate a pound of protein to support hunger relief.

“Making protein accessible is core to what we do every day,” Dickey said. “We look forward to continuing to support the Manna Center and our community in the years to come.”

This year’s contribution is so significant that the Manna Center is working with several other local food pantries to distribute the protein to the most vulnerable in the community. Cobb is encouraging others in the community to visit www.themannacenter.org and join the effort to address food insecurity.

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