Chobani donating food to help with natural disasters and Afghan refugees

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NEW YORK (WHEC) — Governor Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday that New York State-based food maker Chobani is donating nearly 300,000 products to help with Hurricane Ida relief efforts and Afghan evacuees.

Chobani will be delivering trucks full of food from the company’s upstate New York plant to the New York City area, Louisiana, and New Jersey.

"We’ve seen an incredible series of crises over the past three weeks – both natural and humanitarian, both domestic and global. As a food company, we know the value of nutritious food during a time of such great need and loss. There’s still so much healing and rebuilding and resettling to do, we all need to our part, as a company and state, to open our arms and hearts to ensure people are fed and cared for," Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya said.

Food will also be delivered to military bases where Afghan refugees are being housed and supported.