Sept. 6, 2007 – As the football teams and marching bands across the country prepare for battle this weekend, Tyson Foods is continuing its battle against hunger. As a sponsor of this weekend’s Southern Heritage Classic in Memphis, the company today donated a full truckload of protein products to the Memphis Food Bank at an event attended by Tyson Foods representatives and food bank personnel. More than 37,000 pounds of products were delivered to the food bank’s Heistan Place warehouse. The Southern Heritage Classic is one of many Football Classic events held among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
“The HBCU schools have so much pride in their culture, their teams and their bands, and they have a history of encouraging community service among their students and alumni,” said Libby Lawson, vice president of Media and Community Relations for Tyson Foods. “Tyson Foods has sponsored HBCU events for several years, and we want to show our support for the Classic events by helping to fight hunger in the cities that are hosting them.”