Category: In-Kind Donations
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A good day, with great partners.

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 […]

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Tyson Donates 193,000 Pounds of Protein to Nationwide Food Banks
Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League, receives a Tyson donation by Ray Ables, complex manager of Forest, Miss., and Donnie Smith, president and CEO of Tyson Foods in Jackson, Miss., in June.

Tyson Foods, Inc. has completed a 10-city string of food donations, marking the end of a campaign in which the company donated 193,000 total pounds of protein to food banks across the southeast. As part of its 2012 “Show Us Your Nugget Face” promotion (www.ShowUsYourNuggetFace.com), where the public voted on their favorite children pictured with Tyson Chicken Nuggets, Tyson Foods […]

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Show Us Your Nugget Face

Those of you who read this blog regularly know we don’t use the space for marketing purposes.  Our goal has been to make a positive contribution to the conversation about hunger in this country, and we believe we can’t do that by constantly trying to sell you Tyson products.  Check the archives. We’re going to break that trend today.  The folks from […]

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Our Hunger Action Month Initiative

We’re doing a little experiment this month.  As part of Hunger Action Month we’re using Facebook to ask the public to cast votes for food banks located in ten areas rated among the highest with food insecurity.  The three food banks earning the most votes will receive a 30,000 pound truckload of protein each.  You can begin voting for your food bank of choice […]

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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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When a story is told well

Our friends at Capital Area Food Bank of Texas do a tremendous job of using social channels to tell their story. Here’s a video they produced of a recent collaborative effort among the food bank, Lift Up America and Tyson Foods.

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Collaboration

By Ed Nicholson   We had a great event in Chicago Monday, where Tyson Foods, Feeding America and Lift Up America were joined by the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Food Depository in announcing the donation of one million pounds of Tyson products to some Feeding America food banks to help them get through the holiday season.  That sounds like […]

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Tom Laughlin, E.D. of River Bend Food Bank, discusses hunger

Tom Laughlin, Executive Director of River Bend Food Bank in Moline, Illinois, discusses hunger and the work of the food bank.   

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CMT One Country and Tyson Foods Team Up with America’s Second Harvest to Celebrate New Season of “Country Fried Home Videos”

        CMT and Tyson will Make a “Country Fried” Donation For Every Click on CMTONECOUNTRY.com NASHVILLE – July 17, 2008 – CMT One Country and Tyson have teamed up to donate a heapin’ helping of fried chicken to America’s Second Harvest to celebrate an all-new season of the popular CMT series, COUNTRY FRIED HOME VIDEOS.  Beginning in […]

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Tyson Donation Featured on CBS Early Show

    Tyson’s Jenise Huffman appeared on the CBS Early Show today to announce a donation of a truckload of Tyson products in support of the network’s Facing Hunger, Feeding America food drive.  The food drive is a great effort on behalf of CBS and their affiliates to replinish stocks of the member food banks of America’s Second Harvest–the Nation’s Food Bank Network.  Jenise […]

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Tyson Donates Truckload To Greater Chicago Food Depository

As food and fuel prices continue to rise, more people are turning to local food banks and pantries to help feed their families. To help meet the increasing demand for nutritious food, Tyson Foods today delivered more than 15 tons of protein — including chicken, beef and pork — to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.. Six thousand pounds of the […]

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Tyson Foods Makes Food Donation in Honor of CAGNY Event

BOCA RATON, Fla., February 19, 2008 – The Chief Executive Officer of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today announced the donation of a truckload of much needed protein to the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Inc. and the Daily Bread Food Bank in West Palm Beach. Richard L. Bond made the stop as part of his visit to southeast Florida […]

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20 Miles of Trucks for Hunger

A donation commemorating 50 million pounds of Tyson products donated to hunger relief since 2000 was made at the Arkansas Capitol on February 6, 2008. In May of 2000, Tyson Foods made a formal commitment to play an important role in the fight against hunger.  At that time, we pledged to donate ten million pounds of Tyson products over a […]

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Donation from Tyson Foods Helps the Hungry in Southwest Georgia

DAWSON, Ga., Jan. 16, 2008 – The chief executive officer of Tyson Foods, Inc., (NYSE:TSN) toured the company’s Dawson facility today, where he announced the donation of a truckload of protein to help feed hungry people in southwest Georgia. Richard Bond made the announcement of the donation of more than 34,000 lbs. of protein products to the Food Bank of […]

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Tyson Teams Up with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to Power the Fight Against Hunger in Camden County

The The Marrero family’s home and community in Camden, New Jersey have been extremely made over, thanks in part to Tyson Foods, Inc. , the world’s largest producer of chicken, beef and pork. Tyson teamed up with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to unveil a new home for the Marrero family and make a donation of 20,000 pounds of meat […]

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