Richard Bond, CEO of Tyson Foods was in Buffalo on August 21, for a tour of Tyson Foods’ Russer Foods facilty. During a media event at the Perry Street location, Bond announced the donation of a truckload of protein products to the Food Bank of Western New York. The event was attended by Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown, food bank representatives and Tyson Team Members from the Perry Street location. The donation of more than 30,000 pounds of protein products was delivered to the food bank at 95 Holt Street following the event.
“Through our partnership with America’s Second Harvest, we are glad to be able to provide assistance to food banks in communities where we have facilities,” said Bond. “I am especially proud of our team members here in Buffalo. Their hunger relief efforts here in the communities where their team members live and work have set a great example for the rest of the company.”
The donation was the sixth truckload of product that Tyson Foods has donated in western New York this summer. Five truckloads, or more than 180,000 pounds, of protein were delivered to Foodlink, Inc., in Rochester from June 29 through July 6. This delivery brings the total amount of protein donated in the area to more than 200,000 pounds this summer.