Posts under Tag: food donations
Does How Charity Food Agencies Acquire and Distribute Food Matter?–A guest post

by John Arnold Executive Director Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank Does How Charity Food Agencies Acquire and Distribute Food Matter? Yes!  It does.  International award-winning research in West Michigan identified nine key points in the collection and distribution of food where what exactly is done and how it is done makes a huge difference in costs and outcomes–likely enough […]

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Could an open-source donation work?

    By Ed Nicholson So I’ve got this idea. I’ve been reading  Here Comes Everybody  by Clay Shirky, and he’s describing how Linus Torvalds envisioned Linux as a a community-developed operating system, using an open-source model.  A collaboration of bright minds and refined skills. Obviously, it was a great vision. And I’m thinking: Wonder if we could do an […]

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A soldier in the fight against hunger

Lieu R. Smith from Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry in Berryville, Arkansas. Lieu is one of thousands of people who work at ground level in the fight against hunger.  His food bank feeds four to five hundred families a month.

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Scoring off the field with the Razorbacks.

By Ed Nicholson     A cold morning at Don Reynolds Stadium Today we’re live-blogging from the University of Arkansas’s Don Reynold’s stadium, where we’re partnering with the Arkansas Razorbacks, and Lift Up America to distribute a truckload of Tyson products to agencies of the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank. We have Tyson chairman, John Tyson, UofA athletic director, Jeff Long, Dave Hannah, […]

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You Filled A Truck For the Food Bank For New York City!

Thanks to all who commented on this entry about hunger in New York City and the work of the Food Bank for New York City . We now have more than 350 blog comments, meaning a truckload (approximately 35,000 lbs.)  of Tyson products will be delivered to the food bank sometime in the next couple of weeks.  Meanwhile, please stay involved in the fight against hunger. New […]

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Boston Donation Arrives

    Donation Arriving at the Greater Boston Food Bank   We got word from our friends at the Greater Boston Food Bank that the second of two truckloads of product generated by the comment-for-food effort in Boston arrived safely at the food bank yesterday. Thanks to Beth Kanter for connecting us with Bob Collins and the folks from Boston’s Social […]

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Ethel Shepherd, Hunger All-Star of the Month

By Ed Nicholson     Ethel Shepherd Ethel Shepherd is the Tyson Hunger All-Star of the Month for October. You can read Ethel’s inspiring story here, but in brief, for the past 25 years, she has been collecting and distributing food for those at risk of hunger in her home town of Mountain Grove, Missouri.  In the past nine years, […]

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Hunger in the Bay Area – and How You Can Help

  Hunger is a serious problem in the Bay Area… • Nearly 1.2 million people in the Bay Area (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma and Santa Cruz counties) are living near the poverty line, at risk of going hungry. According to census figures, these people are making less than $26,000 for a family […]

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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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