Chobani donates 300K products for Ida relief, Afghanistan evacuees

Chobani® Greek Yogurt in 32 oz. tubs and multi-packs are seen on the shelf in the dairy aisle at a local grocery store on August 12, 2021 in New York City. Photo credit Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Chobani

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Chobani, which hails from the Empire State, announced Tuesday that it’ll be helping families affected by Ida and Afghaistan evacuees in the Tri-State area and Louisiana by donating nearly 300,000 food products.

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Chobani says it will be dispatching trucks filled with food from upstate New York to New York City, Louisiana and New Jersey.

The food maker is sending about 100,000 products, including New York-made yogurt, to food banks in New York City and surrounding areas.

On Thursday, Chobani is set to be on hand in Mamaroneck to help feed 300 people in need due to Ida’s impact.

In partnership with the United Service Organizations, Chobani will also send thousands of products to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey and Fort Lee in Virginia, where Afghan evacuees are being housed.

Last week, President Joe Biden approved a Major Disaster Declaration to help provide federal financial relief for local governments and New Yorkers due to Ida. The declaration provides individual and public assistance for the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

Manhattan is currently only included in public assistance, but not individual assistance.

Chobani, which was founded in 2005, makes yogurt, oat milk, creamers, coffees and probiotic drinks.