CARTHAGE, Miss., Nov. 14, 2007 – The Chief Executive Officer of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today announced that the donation of a truckload of protein was distributed among hunger relief agencies in Central Mississippi. Richard Bond made the announcement as part of his first visit as Tyson CEO to the company’s poultry processing plant on Hwy. 35 North in Carthage.
The announcement event was attended by Bond, representatives from local hunger relief agencies and Team Members employed at the Carthage plant. Following the event, a Tyson Foods truck containing the 38,000-pound donation unloaded several pallets of the product at Providence Christian School in Carthage, where it will be distributed through the school’s feeding program. The truck continued on to Jackson, where the remainder of the donation was unloaded at the Mississippi Food Bank Network.
Upon leaving Carthage, Bond and other Team Members traveled on to the company’s Forest facility, where they toured the plant and presented a check for $945 to the Head Start Program of Forest, funds that were raised by Team Members as part of the company’s Powering the Spirit campaign and will be used to fight childhood hunger in the Forest community.
“It is important to us to be able to support hunger relief efforts in communities where we have operations,” said Bond. “Since we’re a leader in the foods business it’s only natural for us to also be a leader in the fight against hunger in our nation. In fact, since the year 2000, our company has donated more than 49 million pounds of protein to help those in need.”