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The Hopewell Police Department organizes the first holiday food drive | Instant News

HOPEWELL, Va. (WRIC) – More than 1,600 vehicles line up in Hopewell today to receive food just in time for the holidays. The Hopewell Police Department partnered with the fire department and sheriff’s office to distribute food to needy families.

The HPD told 8News that they wanted to help provide meals for families in a three-city area to prepare a thanksgiving dinner. They know that during a pandemic, it is very important to provide food to people in the community.

“Honestly, the best thing in the world is to sit around a table with your family and have a good dinner,” said HPD Community Engagement Officer, Ron Fregcolle.

Fregcolle and other community engagement officer Michael Redavid said the event was planned for noon to 4 p.m., but cars had been queuing so early that it decided to start the event a little after 10 a.m. By 3:30 pm they had serviced at least 1,600 vehicles on site and made about 40 deliveries to people who had prearranged to deliver food.

Redavid and Fregcolle said that everyone was polite, happy and grateful for the donations they received.

This food raising was made possible by donations from many partners. Tyson donated more than 33,000 pounds of chicken and Feed More provided 13,000 pounds of food. Other major donations came from Destination Church, Randolph Market and Food Lion.



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Tyson Invests in COVID-19 and USMEF on Exports to Canada | Instant News

Tyson Invests in COVID-19 and USMEF on Exports to Canada

From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

** Tyson Foods will distribute around $ 60 million in bonuses to truck drivers and other front-line workers who keep their food distribution running efficiently during the coronavirus outbreak.

According to Motley Fool at www.fool.com, 116,000 employees will receive a $ 500 bonus, although Tyson will not cut checks until July.

Demand for packaged and processed food is high now because people stay at home, stock up, and eat at home rather than restaurants.


** The USDA has reduced import requirements for Chinese fragrant pears.

However, according to thepacker.com, fragrant pears that are eligible to be shipped to the US must now be planted in the Akesu or Korla region at a production location registered with plant health officials in China and approved by the USDA.

In addition, the USDA said packaging houses must have a tracking system that will allow fruit traceback to individual production sites.


**WE. companies that export pork, beef, and lamb to Canada now face simpler and clearer requirements, thanks to a joint initiative by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Cheyenne McEndaffer from the U.S. Meat Export Federation said that the revised regulation would benefit US exporters and their Canadian customers.

He noted that input from USMEF and other industry associations allowed problems to be identified and addressed.


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