Tyson/CMT One Country Deliver “Fried Chicken” to Nashville Food Bank



People from CMT, Tyson Foods and 2nd Harvest of Middle Tennessee

By Ed Nicholson

If you’ve visited this site in the past couple of months, you’ve probably noticed a "click to give" banner on the side of the page, with an offer from Tyson Foods and CMT One Country to donate "country fried" chicken in celebration of CMT’s Country Fried Videos. 
Yesterday, the first load–30,000 pounds of breaded Tyson chicken–was delivered to a very appropriate recipient, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in Nashville.  Appropriate for a couple of reasons.  Not just because it’s Nashville, and home to CMT, country music and Country Fried Videos; and the area is home to two Tyson Foods locations.  But also because hunger in middle Tennessee is a serious issue. 
We had a chance to visit with food bank president and CEO Jaynie Day, who provided us some sobering information, in addition telling us of some of the inspiring work the food bank is doing.  We’ll have more about that coming up here in the next few days.
It was great to meet all of the folks from CMT who put this together–really friendly people, who are out there doing a lot of good for several different causes.  It’s been a pleasure working with you all!
It was also good to have as part of the event Wally Taylor and Jimmy Jones from the Tyson Shelbyville plant, and Steve Friedrichsen and Gary Denton from the Goodlettsville plant.  Their teams, along with 104,000 other hardworking Tyson Team Members make giving this food possible.
We’ll eventually be donating a couple more truckloads in fulfillment of the promise we made with the Country Fried Video effort. So stay tuned here.