Winston-Salem Area Gets Hunger Relief Assistance from Tyson Foods, Lift Up America and Wake Forest Student Athletes and Coaches

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 24, 2008 – The fight against hunger in the Winston-Salem area got some help today from Tyson Foods, Inc., (NYSE: TSN), Lift Up America and student athletes from Wake Forest University.  Players and coaches from several Wake Forest sports teams help unload a truckload of protein products donated by Tyson Foods today at Groves Stadium.  The truck contained more than 26,000 pounds of protein products that were distributed among 18 hunger relief agencies.
“Voice of the Deacons” Stan Cotton; coaches and athletes from the university’s football, soccer and women’s field hockey teams; cheerleaders; the Demon Deacon mascot and members of the Pep Band all worked alongside volunteers to unload the truck and distribute the donated protein to representatives from local hunger relief agencies. 
“Our partnership and team spirit between these great organizations has a tremendous impact,” said Dave Hannah, CEO of Lift Up America. “It is truly inspirational to see so many entities coming together with such a noble goal in mind.”
  “We appreciate the dedication that the students and coaches associated with Wake Forest University’s athletic department demonstrate, both on the field and off, said John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods. “We also appreciate their assistance today as we work together to fight hunger in the Winston-Salem area.” Approximately 70 students and coaches representing Wake Forest University participated in today’s event.ts and coaches representing the University of Arkansas at today’s event.