Food Drive for World Food Day Kicks Off on University of Arkansas Campus

By Ed Nicholson

… a billion people go hungry each day.  We need a breakthrough that is demonstrable, public, clear and convincing that can mobilize the public’s hearts and minds and that can demonstrate success…the lives of the billion poorest people depend on it.”  (Statement by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs in the Guardian News.)

We at Tyson Foods are proud to be working withThe University of Arkansas in its second annual food drive in acknowledgement of World Food Day. The drive kicked off on Sept. 19, and will continue through Oct. 16, World Food Day.
Tyson will match the food-drive donations on a 10-to-1 basis, up to 60,000 pounds of food, which will be donated to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.   The total amount of food collected will be announced prior to a teleconference to be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16 at the Global Campus in Center for Continuing Education on the Fayetteville Square. Following the announcement, there will be a telecast of a World Food Day symposium, broadcast live from Washington, D.C.

The official news release from the UofA (from which I borrowed heavily here), which includes drop-off locations, can be found here.