Hunger All-Stars. Know One?



Tony and Dolly Ellis

Tyson started working in hunger relief in 2000.  We were pretty proud of ourselves when we first got into fight against hunger.  After all, we were donating several million pounds of much-needed protein a year to hunger relief.  

But it didn’t take long for us to get humbled. 

First off, our donations, as large as they were, didn’t begin to make a dent in the enormous need that exists.

And when we started working around people who were involved in hunger relief, we started hearing some phenomenal stories of self-sacrifice and determination about people on the front lines of hunger.  We donate a small portion of our production to hunger.  We were meeting people who were devoting large portions of their lives, often their own resources to feed those in need.

That’s why we created the Hunger All-Stars program.  You can go here and nominate any person or group of people you believe might be doing a good job in the fight against hunger in your community.  We’ll put their nomination online.  You can see the nominations here.  Once a month, we’ll pick a Hunger All-Star of the Month and donate a truckload of food in their honor to their local Feeding America food bank. 

This month, Tony and Dolly Ellis from New Orleans were selected as Hunger All-Stars of the month.  Read their inspiring story here. Last week Tyson donated a truckload of food in their honor to theSecond Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans.

Do you know a hard-working hunger fighter.  Nominate them here.

One Reply to “Hunger All-Stars. Know One?”

  1. Lester Cypher

    Lester Cypher has been serving as a volunteer for the past 23 years in the fight against hunger. He started The Volunteer Way Food Bank (TVW) in 1992, when one family show up for assistance. Now in 2009 under Lester Cypher leadership The Volunteer Way Food Bank is assisting 19,000 families each month. TVW also assists 28 other charities, 70 food pantries and soup kitchens with food, depends, diapers, personal items and a kind word. There is never any fees for what we distribute. Last year we distributed 6,000,000 pounds of food throughout Central Florida.

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