Two Hunger Relief Organizations to Share 31,712-Pound Protein Donation
OMAHA, Neb. Oct. 30, 2007 – Two Nebraska hunger relief organizations were treated with protein donations today from Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) as part of the company’s commitment to fight hunger in America. A Tyson Foods truck carrying 31,712 pounds of protein stopped first in Madison, and delivered a pallet or 700 pounds of products, to assist families served by the Madison Ministerium Food Pantry. The truck continued on to Omaha where the remaining 31,012 pounds were delivered to the Nebraska Food Bank Network in Omaha.
“Our pantry was starting to get low on meat products. With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner, Tyson’s donation will help us service our families and make the holidays a little brighter and easier for them,” said Rev. Calvin L’Heureux, treasurer of the Madison Ministerium Food Pantry.
Tyson continued to fight hunger in Nebraska at the Nebraska Food Bank Network where Don Schinzel, president of Nebraska Food Bank Network said the donation will help the organization continue to serve the area’s 120,000 people in need.
“We thank Tyson for their generous donation of 31,000 pounds of quality protein,” Schinzel said. “These types of donations are hard for us to get and this will be a huge help going into the holiday season.”