Chicken companies recently donated to causes related to hunger relief, natural disaster relief and education according to a report by Meatingplace. Featured companies include Foster Farms, Cobb-Vantress, Tyson Foods and Perdue.

For the seventh consecutive year, Lift Up America, the University of Tulsa and Tyson Foods will donate more than 30,000 pounds of protein to over 40 partner programs served through the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. For the past 12 years, Tyson Foods has assisted Lift Up America in providing food to reduce hunger in more than 20 U.S. cities. Tyson has also partnered with the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) to donate a truckload of protein totaling 36,060 pounds to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Foster Farms has donated $100,000 to the Redwood Empire Food Bank (REFB) to help meet the critical needs of families displaced by the Northern California fires as well as pledged to deliver 10,000 pounds of poultry products to REFB once it resumes its ability to accept and distribute perishable food donations as well as 20,000 servings of holiday turkeys.

Perdue, through its charitable giving arm The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, has earmarked $20,000 to support recovery efforts of the American Red Cross of California’s Northwest in the Sonoma County region, where many of the company’s associates live and work. The company has also shipped a truckload with more than 43,000 pounds of food products as part of its partnership with Feeding America to Redwood Empire Food Bank in Santa Rosa. Perdue’s Petaluma Poultry is also deploying its food truck into the community to help feed victims, volunteers and first responders.

The Cobb-Vantress Fellowship Endowment was announced during the annual meeting of the Poultry Science Association. The $250,000 gift pledge is to be paid over three years and will support students interested in attending graduate school for M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in poultry science.