ROGERS, Ark. — In honor of donating 100 million pounds of protein since 2000 and its renewed commitment to ending hunger, Tyson Foods Inc. donated a truckload of chicken to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.
The food bank, which serves the region that Tyson Foods has called home since 1935, will distribute the donated food to its network of agencies servicing the four-county area.
“With the generous support of corporations like Tyson Foods, it makes it possible for the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank to feed the hungry and it makes Northwest Arkansas a great place to live,” said Marge Wolf, president/CEO of Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.
Tyson Foods’ KNOW Hunger campaign is focused on helping more people understand and join the effort to eliminate hunger in America. The company partners with Feeding America, Share Our Strength and Lift Up America to raise awareness and help feed the hungry across the nation. Since 2000, Tyson Foods has donated more than 100 million pounds of protein in the United States.
“As the leading recipient of Tyson Foods’ protein donations over the past 15 years, we’re incredibly grateful to the company for helping us provide this much-needed nutritious food to families in need,” said Matt Knott, president of Feeding America. “We not only congratulate them on this milestone, but we sincerely appreciate Tyson’s ongoing commitment to teaming up with our nationwide network of food banks to help solve hunger.”
Tyson Foods has also announced its renewed commitment to hunger relief by pledging $50 million in cash and in-kind donations over the next five years in the fight against hunger, with a special focus on innovative initiatives at the local level.
“We know we can’t solve hunger alone,” said Donnie Smith, president and CEO of Tyson Foods. “It’s the organizations and heroes in communities all over the country who are doing the real work. We’re proud to support those who are fighting hunger across the country.”
More information about the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank and its hunger-relief efforts can be obtained at www.nwafoodbank.org.