Norwich-based Chobani yogurt is being recognized by the American Red Cross for stepping up to help victims of Hurricane Matthew.

Company representatives made their own travel arrangements to transport over 8,700 cases of healthy yogurt to Red Cross Shelters in Tarboro, Kingston and Lumberton, North Carolina with more being taken to the Eastern and Central North Carolina Food Bank.

Company officials say the organization has a history of giving back and it’s one of Chobani’s founding principles.