Sunday, February 25, 2024

Tyson Foods awarding $1.5M in hunger relief in 15 states

Must read

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. is providing $1.5 million in grants to support hunger relief in 38 Tyson plant communities.

“Feeding America projects that 42 million people (1 in 8), including 13 million children (1 in 6), may experience food insecurity in 2021,” said Garrett Dolan, senior manager, corporate social responsibility, Tyson Foods. “At Tyson, we’re honored to do our part to reduce food insecurity in the communities around the country that our team members live and work.”

Tyson will disperse funding among 26 hunger relief organizations in 15 states. Grants go toward programs that address hunger insecurity, including backpack programs and mobile food pantries.

Tyson awarded grants in response to requests for proposals by food banks and hunger relief organizations wanting to improve the efficiency of their operations or provide support for urgent feeding programs. Organizations Tyson supported through grants:

  • Arkansas: Delta Regional Community Service Outreach Network, Samaritan House Community Center, River Valley Food Kids, Arkansas Food Bank, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank and Harvest Texarkana
  • California: Alameda County Community Food Bank
  • Florida: Regional Food Bank of Northeast Florida
  • Georgia: YMCA Rome
  • Illinois: Northern Illinois Food Bank
  • Indiana: Second Harvest Food Bank East Central Indiana and Food Finders Food Bank
  • Iowa: Food Bank of Iowa and Northeast Iowa Food Bank
  • Kansas: Kansas Food Bank
  • Kentucky: Freestore Food Bank
  • Mississippi: Mississippi Food Network
  • Missouri: Second Harvest Community Food Bank, Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri and Southeast Missouri Food Bank
  • Nebraska: Foodbank for the Heartland
  • North Carolina: Second Harvest Food Bank Northwest North Carolina and Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
  • Tennessee: Second Harvest Food Bank Middle Tennessee and Mid-South Food Bank
  • Virginia: Food Bank Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
+ posts

More articles

Latest article