Of twerking, cats and hungry kids

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 […]

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Bringing it all together

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 […]

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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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The most digitally-connected hunger conference I’ve ever attended

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 […]

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Tyson Foods #MealsThatMatter Disaster Relief Teams Feed 64,000 in #Oklahoma
5-31-Nashville team in Moore OK

Tyson Foods volunteer employees have served 64,000 Meals That Matter® meals to residents and relief workers in Moore, Oklahoma, immediately following the devastating tornado of last week and continue to work alongside the American Red Cross, the National Guard, and others who are helping to rebuild Oklahoma. On Wednesday, the team had already served about 6,000 meals before storms once […]

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Day 2 update from Moore, OK: Tyson Foods #MealsThatMatter
Jason Betts, Tyson Foods #MealsThatMatter volunteer

Tyson Team Member Jason Betts (pictured at left) is a nurse manager at the Tyson Foods plant in Noel, Missouri. He is volunteering in our disaster relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma. Jason said it means a lot to him to be working in the Meals That Matter program because Tyson actually fed him when he was displaced in the Joplin […]

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Tyson Foods #MealsThatMatter Team is on the ground serving meals in #Oklahoma this morning!
TysonFoods - evening 5-22.collage

Tyson Foods disaster relief team has set up camp and is serving food this morning in Moore, Oklahoma, immediately following this week’s devastating tornado. We’re here to support and feed local residents, emergency crews and volunteers helping with the recovery efforts. UPDATE – evening 5/22/2013: Over 5,000 meals served today! UPDATE – afternoon 5/22/2013: This afternoon we took some additional […]

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No Kid Should Dread the Weekend–or Summer

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 […]

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Where’s the online discussion of hunger? Year five.
Hunger Discussion

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 […]

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Who Says Students Don’t Care About Hunger?

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 […]

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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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Now Let Us Give Thanks #FoodThanks

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 […]

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Olga–Need a reason to be inspired?

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 […]

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POTUS Visits Staten Island

Today President Obama dropped in (literally—his helicopter landed there) on the Staten Island Miller Field disaster relief complex. Tyson teams from our Grannis, Arkansas/Broken Bow, Oklahoma, complex, and the New Holland, Pennsylvania, transportation group were there preparing meals. Even though the POTUS didn’t take advantage of a chicken sandwich, several Secret Service folks did, once they fully confirmed our guys […]

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Superstorm Sandy Relief – Week 1

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.

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