Tyson Foods and New Mexico State University Partner to Fight Hunger in New Mexico


Above: Dan Heffernan -Tyson Foods Sales Manager.Rebecca Reyes – Food Bank Program Director.

LAS CRUCES, N.M., Sept. 19, 2007 –   As the world’s largest protein producer, Tyson Foods, Inc.  is always on the lookout for talented people. By developing partnerships with colleges that offer degree programs relevant to Tyson Foods’ business, the company is able to identify bright young people who want to become Team Members.  New Mexico State University (NMSU) is one such institution. Tyson Foods has partnered with NMSU to develop relationships with students who might be future employees. In recognition of the partnership and as part of Tyson Foods’ fight against hunger, the company today donated a truckload, or 38,473 pounds, of protein products to the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico (CAASNM).

The protein products were unloaded at an event held this morning at CAASNM facility at 320 Wyatt Drive, where representatives from Tyson Foods, NMSU and CAASM attended. NMSU students helped unload the Tyson Foods trailer. “We’re glad to be able to lend a hand to a community where we’ve gotten to know so many people,” said Craig Bacon, Vice President of Research and Development for Tyson Foods. “One of every four pounds of protein consumed in the world is a Tyson Foods product, and by working with colleges and universities while students are still in school, we can help introduce them to our company and familiarize them with our business and our corporate culture.” Tyson Foods executives have served as guest speakers at NMSU classes, and NMSU students and professors have visited production facilities and the company’s headquarters in Springdale, Ark.