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Why We Do What We Do – KNOW Hunger Nashville Holds a SNAP Challenge

All along in Nashville the KNOW Hunger Nashville team and our partners have rallied around a singular cause, to raise awareness about hunger and nutrition in the Nashville area. On May 29th, we came one step closer to meeting our goals in this area with a total of 25 key leaders from across the community in the areas of faith, […]

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Mid-Week Hope Break
Claiborne community residents. (Center: Tiffany; Right: Essence)

Writing a mid-week update on happenings for the KNOW Hunger Nashville project that is sure to leave you with a bit of hope. Just two weeks ago on March 26 and 27, the team was busy being part of the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Spring Symposium and the Family Supper Program, a joint partnership with the Urban League […]

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Update: We’ve been busy in Nashville!
The HBCU Wellness Project team kicked off the 2013 Wellness Expo at Bicentennial State Park in Nashville, Tenn. with Tyson Foods and the Urban League of Middle Tennessee.

Since the August 2013 launch of the KNOW Hunger Nashville project, we’ve been enthusiastically organizing and planning our outreach and commitment to the Nashville, Tenn. community through 2015. We’ve got some great stuff planned! To recap, KNOW Hunger Nashville is a two-year partnership and initiative between Tyson Foods, Urban League of Middle Tennessee  and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee […]

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KNOW Hunger Nashville
KNOW Hunger Nashville kicked off recently with Tyson Foods Vice President of Customer Development Paul Davis, at podium, joining, from left, Dr. Noel Manyindo of the National Urban League, State Rep. Brenda Gilmore, D-Nashville, Patricia Stokes of the Urban League of Middle Tennessee and Jaynee Day of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for a food donation and press conference.

30,000 Reasons to Love KNOW Hunger Nashville NASHVILLE, TN – A new partnership called KNOW Hunger Nashville launched on Aug. 15 in “Music City” with the donation of 30,000 pounds of protein to the regional Feeding America food bank. Tyson Foods is proud to partner with two of Middle Tennessee’s best organizations – the Urban League and Second Harvest Food […]

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Food Bank Workers Should Carry Guns

To break into the national consciousness anymore it seems you have to either shout something divisive or unearth a scintillating scandal. Nothing chews up a month of news cycle like imaginary girlfriends, sports doping and apocalyptic gun-control debates. Old standbys such as hunger and under nourishment don’t stand a chance. Maybe if the hunger-relief community was advocating for packin’ heat […]

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Nutrition Fairs Add to Growing Hunger Synergies for Mississippi

Two recent KNOW Hunger Nutrition Fairs conducted in Vicksburg and Jackson drew 40 local organizations and more than 800 participants. The events, part of the Urban League-Tyson Foods Hunger Project Mississippi, provided free food and health screenings, nutritious cooking and exercise demonstrations plus access to programs for the underserved.  A donation of 34,000 pounds of food kicked off the fairs. […]

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Geraldine is a grandmother. Like many retired people, she and her husband depend on their Social Security checks to get by each month. This can be challenging on its own, but Geraldine has another full-time job, one that doesn’t pay in dollars: caring for her four grandchildren. Geraldine drives an average car, looks neatly dressed, and is proud to share […]

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Coins for Kids Blends Service, Learning

Share Our Strength will debut a new curriculum for its Coins for Kids program in March that may “make change” in the way students learn about money. Aleta Greer, an elementary school teacher with the Alpine (Calif.) School District near San Diego, created the program last winter. The idea was to mesh identifying coins with the community service requirement of […]

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Teenage Role Model

Jackie Price plans to be a chef someday. For now, she’s just a hero. A senior at Magruder High School in Rockville, Md., Price started her own Great American Bake Sale effort at the age of 13. Four years later, she’s raised nearly $15,000 and is a four-time nominee for Share Our Strength’s GABS Leadership Award. If those efforts weren’t […]

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Sweet Success

Michele Gorham got into hunger relief after seeing a Great American Bake Sale ad on the side of a Domino Sugar box. Three years later she’s a Tyson Foods’ Hunger All-Star, although her first foray into fundraising was bittersweet. The owner of Cookie Central, a cookie and baked goods delivery service in North Andover, Mass., Gorham said it was actually […]

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Rural Pantries Face Greater Demand

Feeding America’s recent Map the Meal Gap project showed that food insecurity in rural households is generally lower than in urban areas. Still, hunger persists on America’s back roads. Ask Sara Hodgson, executive director of the Loaves and Fishes Food Bank of the Ozarks. She says the need for food assistance in Carroll County, Ark., is like it is in […]

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Stamp Out Hunger May 14

You won’t have to go farther than your own mailbox to help fight hunger this week. Saturday, May 14, is the National Letter Carrier Association’s annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Look for a reminder post card on Thursday, May 12, in your mailbox. The event, the nation’s largest single-day food drive, is done in partnership with the Campbell’s Soup […]

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McDonald’s Supports Hunger Relief

$500K Grant Will Provide Meals to Children in Need Thursday the corporate campus at Tyson Foods celebrated being named McDonald’s USA’s 2010 Supplier of the Year. But there’s something even more important to cheer about. The honor was primarily earned by the enhanced cost savings, increased sustainable supply and food safety standards that our food service group is delivering. As a McDonald’s […]

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“Like” Arvest For Hunger Relief

It’s tremendous to see a community-centric lender like Arvest Bank launch a hunger relief campaign this week aimed right where help is needed – at the local level. The Fayetteville-chartered bank started its “1 Million Meals” effort Monday. It’s an incredible pledge to leverage funds and food during the next two months to create one million meals for the needy […]

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