Team Members from Tyson’s Storm Lake facility take part in the donation of a truckload of food for hunger relief in their community.
Nearly 300,000 Iowans experience hunger every year and as food and fuel prices continue to rise, more people are turning to local food banks and pantries to help feed their families. To help meet the increasing demand for nutritious food, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today delivered more than 15 tons of protein in Iowa to the Food Bank of Iowa, Upper Des Moines Opportunity in Storm Lake and The Lord’s Cupboard in Alta.
A brief announcement ceremony at the Tyson plant in Storm Lake kicked off the hunger relief outreach and was attended by city officials, local community leaders, food bank and pantry representatives as well as Tyson Team Members.
“Our company’s commitment to hunger relief has provided nutritious protein for more than 204 million meals benefitting our nation’s children and families in need,” said Mrylon Kizer, manager of Tyson’s Storm Lake pork plant. “Our pledge to hunger relief is steadfast, and I am proud of all our team members and our community leaders who have joined us in this fight.”