Funding for 38 community groups at the Tyson plant in 15 states
SPRINGDALE, Ark., June 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is providing $ 1.5 million in grants to support the fight against hunger in 38 communities of Tyson factories, announced today the company. Funding will be distributed among 26 hunger relief organizations in 15 states.
The grants will fund a variety of programs aimed at addressing hunger insecurity, including backpack and mobile pantry programs.
“Feeding America predicts that 42 million people (1 in 8), including 13 million children (1 in 6), could experience food insecurity in 2021,” said Garrett Dolan, senior director, corporate social responsibility, Tyson Foods. “At Tyson, we are honored to do our part to reduce food insecurity in communities across the country where our team members live and work.
The grants were awarded in response to requests for proposals from food banks and hunger relief organizations seeking to improve the efficiency of their operations or support urgent feeding programs.
The organizations that Tyson Foods supports with these grants include:
- Delta Region Regional Community Services Outreach Network
- Samaritan House Community Center
- River Valley Food
- Food Bank of Arkansas
- Northwest Arkansas Food Bank
- Harvest Texarkana
- Alameda County Community Food Bank
- Northeast Florida Regional Food Bank
- Northern Illinois Food Bank
- Second Harvest Food Bank East Central Indiana
- Food Finders Food Bank
- Food Bank of Iowa
- Northeastern Iowa Food Bank
- Second Harvest Community Food Bank
- Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri
- Southeast Missouri Food Bank
- Food Bank for the Heartland
- North Carolina
- Second Harvest Food Bank Northwest North Carolina
- Metrolina Second Harvest Food Bank
- Second Harvest Middle Tennessee Food Bank
- Middle-South Food Bank
- Southeast Virginia and East Coast Food Bank
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 developed under three generations of family leaders, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands such asTyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods continually innovates to make protein more sustainable, adapt foods wherever they are available, and raise the world’s expectations of what good food can do. Based in Springdale, Arkansas, USA, the company has 139,000 employees. Through its core values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, to create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members, and to serve as stewards of the animals, the land and the environment entrusted to it. Visit www.TysonFoods.com