Tyson Foods to provide 10 million meals to families in need
by: Megan Wilson, KNWA/FOX 24 (AR)
Sep 8, 2020
SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Springdale-based Tyson Foods is working to provide 10 million meals to families in 16 states, including Arkansas.
A study by Brookings Institution reveals that over 40% of mothers with children under the age of 12 are food insecure since the on-set of COVID-19.
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Tyson Foods Donates Nearly 320,000 Meals for Hunger Relief Aid
via PerishableNews.com - September 8, 2020
DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. – Tyson Foods, Inc., recently donated 80,000 pounds* of product to communities in Nebraska and Iowa in honor of its hallmark brand IBP, inc.’s 60th anniversary.
The company handed out product at two distribution events this month in partnership with Norm Waitt Sr. YMCA in South Sioux City and the Food Bank of Siouxland. Three regional community pantry partners in Madison, Neb., Sioux City, Iowa, and Storm Lake, Iowa also received protein donations.
“Hunger relief is the primary way Tyson Foods gives back and our core values call on us to serve our plant communities,” says Kent Harrison, vice president of premium programs and marketing at Tyson Fresh Meats. “We are proud to honor our hallmark brand’s 60-year heritage by helping to feed those in need.”
Iowa Beef Packers, Inc. was originally founded in 1960 in Denison, Iowa. In 2001, the ibp Trusted Excellence® brand became the foundation of Tyson Foods’ new beef and pork subsidiary, Tyson Fresh Meats.
“Tyson Foods has given thousands of community members the opportunity to receive the help they so desperately need and our organization is so grateful,” said Valerie Petersen, development director at Food Bank of Siouxland. “They have been a vital partner to the Food Bank of Siouxland during this time of exceptional need. Congratulations to IBP on their 60th anniversary!”
As an organization, Tyson Foods has donated more than 25 million pounds of protein since March of this year, equating to more than 100 million meals * that have been donated to Tyson team members, Feeding America food banks and community pantries to fight hunger. For more information about Tyson Fresh Meats, visit TysonFreshMeats.com.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods 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 141,000 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 a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit WWW.TYSONFOODS.COM.
*One meal = 1⁄4 pound