Tyson Foods Invests $1.5M to Support Hunger Relief in Local CommunitiesMon, 25 Jul 2022 10:38:03 CDT
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) awarded $1.5 million in grants to 63 non-profit organizations to support hunger relief and community assistance programs, the company announced today. These donations are part of a nationwide philanthropy program supported by Tyson Foods and include most Feeding America® member food banks.
The grants from Tyson Foods’ Social Investment Committee will fund a variety of programs to address hunger relief through backpack programs, mobile food pantries and more.
“We’re committed to relieving hunger and are honored to support organizations that work hard every day to help communities impacted by food insecurity,” said Tim Grailer, Sr. Director of Business Operations, Sustainability & Strategy, Tyson Foods. “These grants will support hunger relief agencies across the country increase their capacity and provide greater access to protein.”
These national grants were awarded in response to requests by food banks to support food assistance programs, as well as local first responders seeking to improve the efficiency of their operations.
“More than 38 million people, including 12 million children, are food insecure in America,” said Lauren Biedron, vice president, corporate partnerships, Feeding America. “The Feeding America network of food banks is working hard to meet the needs of communities facing hunger across the country. We are grateful for Tyson’s longstanding commitment to helping our neighbors who may not know where they will find their next meal.”
As reported in the recent 2021 Sustainability Report, the company donated more than 16 million pounds of protein, valued at $36 million and equivalent to 64 million meals, to support food banks, pantries, and hunger relief organizations.
Tyson Foods is committed to helping those in need and serving communities where its team members work, live and play. The company strives to be the most sought-after place to work and ensure team members have the tools and resources they need to be successful. As we look for new ways to offer support and care for our people, we’ve piloted subsidized and onsite childcare, seven near-site health centers, legal and citizenship support for immigrant team members and we recently announced free education assistance for all U.S. team members. We’re also helping address the barriers of transportation through a growing ride-share program that provides a low-cost way to commute to work at Tyson.
Organizations Tyson Foods supported with these grants include:
Food Bank of North Alabama
Delta Regional Community Service Outreach Network
Samaritan House Community Center
River Valley Food Kids
Arkansas Food Bank
Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
Compassion Center of Northwest Arkansas Inc.
Crawford Sebastian Community Development Council Inc.
Rockin’ Baker Academy
Apple Seeds Inc.
Northwest Arkansas Equality Inc.
Teen Action and Support Center
Central Arkansas Library System Foundation
Rogers Public Education Foundation Inc.
Linwood Moscow Volunteer Fire Department
The Transformation Project Incorporated
Regional Food Bank of Northeast Florida, Inc.
Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
Georgia Mountain Food Bank, Inc.
Northern Illinois Food Bank
People’s Resource Center
Second Harvest Food Bank East Central Indiana
Food Finders Food Bank
Harrison County Community Services, Inc.
Food Bank of Iowa
Perry Community School District
Friends of the Perry Public Library (Pass Through Grant For Farmer Market)
Iowa Jag, Inc.
Siouxland Community Soup Kitchen, Inc.
Perry Area Emergency Food Council
Food Bank of Siouxland, Inc.
Lutheran Services in Iowa
Kansas Food Bank Warehouse, Inc.
Catholic Charities of Southwest Kansas, Inc.
Freestore Food Bank
Mississippi Food Network
Union Fire Dept
Second Harvest Community Food Bank
Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
Southeast Missouri Food Bank
Open Door Service Center
Harvesters-The Community Food Network
Community Baptist Church
Foodbank for the Heartland
Islamic Center of Lexington, Inc.
Refugee Empowerment Center
Heart Ministry Center, Inc.
St. Vincent De Paul Simon House, Inc.
Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Inc.
Bright Horizons Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Inc.
• North Carolina
Second Harvest Food Bank Northwest North Carolina
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Samaritan Kitchen of Wilkes, Inc.
Common Heart, Inc.
Second Harvest Foodbank of North Central Ohio
Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Enid & N. Central Oklahoma, Inc. (Feeding For Elderly)
Citizens Fire Co. No. 1 of Gordon, PA
Second Harvest Food Bank Middle Tennessee
Mid-South Food Bank
Nashville International Center for Empowerment
San Antonio Food Bank, Inc.
Grayson Grand Central Station
Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
Blue Mountain Action Council
About Tyson Foods, Inc.
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 four 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 had approximately 137,000 team members on October 2, 2021. 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.
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