Tyson Foods Battles Hunger With Protein Donation in Celebration of North Carolina A&T Homecoming

  October 24, 2007–Greensboro, NC–As North Carolina A&T State University alumni, students, faculty, staff and community gear up for the 2007 Homecoming events and activities, Tyson Foods, Inc. will continue its fight against hunger.  As a supporter of HBCU schools across the country, the company today donated a full truckload of protein products to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina. More than 35,000 pounds of products were delivered to the food bank following a special presentation ceremony on the university campus on Nocho Street, directly across from Harrison Auditorium. 
  “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 is a long-time partner with HBCU schools and their communities, and we want to show our support for these schools by helping to fight hunger in their cities.” 
 Today’s donation is the last of four that Tyson Foods has contributed to food banks in cities where the company partnered with HBCU schools to help feed the hungry.  Similar donations were made in Memphis, Tenn., Atlanta and Indianapolis totaling more than 140,000 pounds of protein that will provide more than half a million meals for hungry people. The previous donations were part of sponsorships for HBCU Classic Football events.