Posts under Tag: Lift Up America
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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KNOW Hunger Video–Spencer Tillman

We met Spencer Tillman through our friends at Lift Up America.  If you’re much of a college football fan, you know who Spencer is.  As lead studio analyst for CBS sports, he’s visible every autumn Saturday afternoon, wherever there’s a “big game,” moving into his current role after a distinguished career in college and pro football.   But when he’s not […]

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Good news

By Elise Mitchell As Ed mentioned in his post earlier this week, the donation last Saturday to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank received a lot of positive media coverage and helped bring to light the hard work of many volunteers.  We’ve posted some of those stories here from our local TV stations KFSM, KHOG and KNWA and appreciate their coverage […]

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Making some great plays off the field

    UofA student athletes help distribute more than 40k lbs. of food to NW AR hunger relief agencies By Ed Nicholson When athletes make the news, it’s usually for one of two reasons: Either they’re excelling on the field or messing up in public. What a lot of people don’t realize–and what  doesn’t get reported often enough–is that most […]

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Lift Up America–Bringing Communities Together

By Ed Nicholson     Austin athletes unload a truckload of food to agencies of CAFB   One of the most fulfilling things about being involved in hunger relief is the opportunity to work with some fantastic partners.  We’ve talked a lot about our friends at  Share Our Strength and Feeding America.  But one group that doesn’t get mentioned as […]

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Putting it all together to feed hungry people

Here’s a collection of video from the 2009 Lift Up America donation with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.   89 student athletes, 39 northwest Arkansas non-profit agencies, a 35 lb. truckload of Tyson products came together on one clear, cold Ozark Saturday morning.  It was fun and rewarding.

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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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Rodger Hunter–A Positive Influence

Rodger Hunter, the Student Life Coordinator for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks athletic program is a heck of a guy.  Rodger works hard to get student athletes involved in the community. To put them in places where they need to be, and keep them out of places they don’t. Today, Rodger helped bring an amazing 85 Razorback athletes to Don Reynolds […]

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London Crawford–the Play of the Year

Most folks around Arkansas know London Crawford as being an outstanding receiver, and part of what has been known as the "play of the year," a 24-yard touchdown pass in the last 22 seconds, that pulled Arkansas ahead of LSU in the final game of the 2008 season. But today, London made another outstanding play, interviewing a member of an agency of […]

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Student athletes talk about giving back

University of Arkansas football players helping donate 35K lbs. of Tyson products at a Lift Up America donation, January 24, 2009.

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The need in the community

David Cook, who volunteers with the Decatur Christians in Action food pantry talks about the great need in a small community.

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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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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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Lift Up America, Chiefs and Tyson Foods, Inc. Provide Protein to Help the Hungry in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Dec. 7, 2007 – Hungry people in Kansas City will get some help from Lift Up America, the Kansas City Chiefs and Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) thanks to a donation from Tyson Foods at an event on Dec. 11. Chiefs players will help unload a truck containing more than 30,000 pounds of protein products to be […]

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Tyson and Lift Up America Team Up with the Detroit Lions

                                       Lift Up America and the Detroit Lions  teamed up with Tyson Foods to help bring a truckload of food to Detroit’s less fortunate on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007.   Players for the Lions were on hand to help unload the food and participate in the event.  Gleaners Food Bank and Here’s Life Inner City also helped […]

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