Every day I have the honor to work with and around people who make food. They work hard. From the farm, to the production plant, to the folks who sell and deliver the food, all the way to the people who perform essential jobs behind desks—they care about what they do and the products they make. They feed those products […]
Some of my good friends are posting a link to a blog story indignantly pointing to a food drive being held in a WalMart store in Ohio, to benefit fellow associates in need during the holiday season. (The food drive was initiated by the associates at the store, not as a corporate program). There’s a suggestion therein that this would […]
Almost ten years ago, I got a call from John Tyson, who said, “There’s a guy named Dave Hannah who’s going to call you. He has some good ideas about maybe doing some food donations. At the time, we’d been involved in hunger relief for a while, and had already done some high profile donating. I was getting quite a […]
Food stamps. SNAP. Hardly anything (possibly excepting healthcare) has polarized public opinion more. And let me just offer the disclaimer that the rest of what I’m going to say is absolutely my own perspective, not necessarily that of my employer nor my fellow Tyson Team Members.. Because, with the way things are, I’ll likely say something that’s going to aggravate […]
Ah, the interwebs. A marvelous thing that has changed the lives of all of us. It can feed the intellect, stimulate the senses and take us around the world. Or it can suck us into a cultural wasteland, wherein the most banal of subjects get enormous attention. It’s really our own choice as to where we want to be taken–and […]
At Tyson Foods, we joined this hunger relief movement in 2000. Very quickly, we discovered that a lot of other brands were putting a lot more money than we’d ever have toward this cause. But we learned a lot from our first partner, Share Our Strength, whose battle cry was, “Everyone has a strength to share.” We learned the strength […]
When I went to my first Share our Strength Conference of Leaders in the fall of 2000, I was amazed by the vibrant, passionate community of people the organization had put together to address the issue of hunger. As a relatively early adopter of social media around 2006, I became really excited about the idea of that community bringing that […]
by Ed Nicholson Note: I’ve decided to go back and repost some things from years past that are still timely. This one originally posted in June of 2010. It remains relevant as we approach the end of the school year. Ed As I post this on Friday afternoon, tens of thousands of kids at risk of hunger around the country […]
Five years ago, excited about the possibilities social channels offered to fostering a healthy national discussion about hunger, I posted a piece in this blog entitled “Where’s the Online Discussion About Hunger?” There’s a tremendous hunger community in this country. I’ve learned so much from them over the past thirteen years, and am always interested in being part of the […]
Guest post by Kelly Nuckolls Students and faculty from more than 50 colleges, universities, and hunger groups from across the United States and seven countries attended the 8th Annual Universities Fighting World Hunger Food Summit in Overland Park, Kansas, March 2nd-4th. This was the first time the event was hosted by a coalition of institutions. Under the leadership of Kansas […]
For the third year in a row, the AgChat Foundation is leading an effort to generate awareness and gratitude for those who put food on our tables. If you’d like to learn more about it, go over to #FoodThanks. Here’s my post from the first year. I think it’s still relevant: I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a […]
This is Olga. Olga lost everything in Superstorm Sandy on Staten Island. Everything. Her house washed out to sea. Yet for the past nine days, Olga has been coming to the Tyson Meals That Matter trailer and volunteering long hours to help the team make meals for storm victims and relief volunteers. If you ever think you’re having a […]
The Tyson Meals That Matter Disaster Relief Team has been working to prepare and serve meals since November 3, at sites in Bayonne, NJ, and Staten Island, NY. To date, 35 Tyson Team Members, from six different states have been joined by local volunteers, law enforcement, and military personnel in serving more than 40,000 meals.
Video from the Tyson Foods/Urban League/Mississippi Foodbank Network donation and nutrition fairs in central Mississippi, September 19 and 20, 2012.
A couple of weeks ago, I posted a piece asking the question, “Does SNAP have an image problem?” Are there a lot of people out there who sincerely believe SNAP is rife with abuse and fraud, ala the “Welfare Queen” myth? Do they have influence? If so, how might that influence be affecting Farm Bill votes? Can minds be changed? […]