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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
Video from the Tyson Foods/Urban League/Mississippi Foodbank Network donation and nutrition fairs in central Mississippi, September 19 and 20, 2012.
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 […]