Walmart, Bimbo Bakeries USA and Tyson Foods Partner with Feeding America® to Give Back to local communities

Organizations Teamed Up to Donate 15,000 Pounds of Food to the East Texas Food Bank

 

Media Release

via The Gilmer Mirror (TX) - Sept 13, 2019

 

TYLER, TX (September 12, 2019) –For the third year in a row, Walmart, Bimbo Bakeries USA and Tyson Foods have joined forces to help end hunger across the United States.

 

The three companies donated 15,000 pounds of food – equating to 13,750 meals – to the East Texas Food Bank through a partnership with Feeding America®.

 

Representatives from each of the organizations visited the East Texas Food Bank today to deliver the food and tour the facility. As part of this partnership, Walmart, Bimbo Bakeries USA and Tyson Foods donated 5,000 pounds of bread and 10,000 pounds of chicken that will be given to individuals and families over the coming weeks.

 

“We cannot begin to describe the impact this donation will have for those who struggle with hunger in East Texas,” said Dennis Cullinane, Chief Executive Officer of the East Texas Food Bank. “Each year, we see more and more citizens, just like you and me, who need extra help to make ends meet. Donations like this help us on our mission to ensure no one goes hungry.”

 

The East Texas Food Bank is a non-profit organization that works to fight hunger in 26 East Texas counties. Partnering with over 200 agencies, it was able to provide approximately 20,900,000 meals during the fiscal year 2018.

 

Through its partnerships and individual donations, Feeding America – the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States – provides food to millions of Americans through a network of 200 member food banks and 60,000 partner agencies.

 

About Bimbo Bakeries USA

 

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) is a leader in the baking industry, known for its category leading brands, innovative products, freshness and quality. Our team of 20,000 U.S. associates operates more than 50 manufacturing locations in the United States. Over 11,000 distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Arnold®, Artesano®, Ball Park®, Bimbo®, Boboli®, Brownberry®, Entenmann's®, Little Bites®, Marinela®, Mrs Baird’s®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, and Thomas'®. BBU is owned by Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V., the world's largest baking company with operations in 32 countries.

 

About Feeding America

 

Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Unites States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

 

About Tyson Foods

 

Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 114,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com.

 

About East Texas Food Bank

 

The East Texas Food Bank provides nearly 21 million meals each year to over 200 partner agencies and feeding programs in 26 East Texas counties.  Our vision is for a hunger-free East Texas and our mission is to fight hunger and feed hope in East Texas.  The East Texas Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and Feeding Texas.  To learn more, please visit EastTexasFoodBank.org.

 

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