Posts under Tag: Powering the Spirit
Bob Oliver, Tyson RAGBRAI 08 Truck Driver

We can never say enough good things about the efforts of the Tyson Transportation Group and their vital role in the company’s hunger relief efforts. They’re amazing. They’re always there with a great attitude, ready to deliver the food to the food banks or whereever it’s needed. They generally pick some of the coolest folks in the world to drive […]

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RAGBRAI–Wrapping it Up

      It’s been a long haul across the state for those who have done every mile of it:  LOTS of omelets, ribeye sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and pulled pork sandwiches have been sold.  LOTS of bottles of cold water.  And lots of money was raised for hunger relief efforts in those towns along the way.    The Ryder bob […]

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Le Claire–the last day of RAGBRAI–Tyson Foods Joslin Team

This is it. The last day.  We’re told there are a lot of tired and sore butts from seven days in the saddle.   I can tell you there are a lot of tired butts on our team.   The healthy crew from the Tyson Joslin plant came out to serve one last meal in sight of riders dipping their tires in the […]

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RAGBRAI–North Liberty

Thursday night took the crew into the overnight town of North Liberty, just outside Iowa City.  This town had the theme thing down, with a pirate at every turn.  William Sanders, Bob Purvis and Barb Larsen, who had worked the morning shift in Belle Plaine, were joined by fellow Columbus Junction teammates, Wade Bruns, Peggy Hobach, Aaylan Wheeler and Mark […]

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RAGBRAI The Waterloo team cooking at Toledo–video

Here’s the team from the Tyson Waterloo plant cooking and selling food for hunger relief in Toledo during RAGBRAI ’08.  

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The Storm Lake Team at RAGBRAI Grand Junction–video

Here’s the team from the Tyson plant in Storm Lake, Iowa, cooking and selling food for hunger relief in Grand Junction during RAGBRAI ’08.  

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RAGBRAI Day 5–Green Mountain, Toledo

    The Waterloo crew in Toledo The days are starting to run together a bit for the traveling crew, trying to work two sites in a day.  Days begin at 4 to 5 in the morning and run to midnight or so.  On top of that, with sparse coverage, the ATT&T aircard that allows me to upload to this site […]

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RAGBRAI–The Tyson Crew at Belle Plaine

  Today, the Tyson crew worked early at Belle Plaine,  It was a "meeting point" town, where support vehicles could meet bikers mid-way into the route.  A well-planned town with live music and other entertainment.  The Tyson Columbus Junction plant provided much needed support to this extremely busy town.  The crew was selling omelets as fast as they could be made. […]

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Tyson Team Member Jason Mauch interviewed by ISU PRSSA member, Tyler Neuschwanger

ISU PRSSA member Tyler Neuscwanger interviews Jason Mauch, a controller in the Tyson Foods Waterloo, Iowa plant.  Jason was working at the RAGBRAI Powering the Spirit booth at Toledo, Iowa, alongside fellow Waterloo Team Members.  

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RAGBRAI Day 4 Grand Junction, Ames

     The Storm Lake crew at Grand Junction   Yesterday was a long day for the RAGBRAI ground crew, with two stops.  The traveling crew was wheels up at 4:00 am from Clive back to Grand Junction, where a group from Storm Lake (more photos and video from them later today) ably assisted in the breakfast run. I stayed […]

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RAGBRAI–Day 3–Kimballton

    The Crew from Denison   RAGBRAI Day 3 saw the "traveling" Tyson team splitting up duties, with the cooking team heading out for Kimballton at 4 am, and Sue going to Omaha for the first of our series of food donations. Our crew from the Tyson Denison plant met us at 6:00 and pitched right in to make […]

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ISU PRSSA Report–RAGBRAI, Day 1

    Riders at RAGBRAI–Photo by Alissa Atkinson By Alissa Atkinson–Iowa State University PRSSA Chapter Today kicks off the 36th annual RAGBRAI event, which just so happens to be the first RAGBRAI I have ever witnessed.  And I must say, seeing the energy and enthusiasm behind so many individuals was very refreshing.  Since leaving Underwood today I have thought multiple […]

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RAGBRAI Day 2 Part 2

    Susan Pfeifer, Sue Brockway and Council Bluffs Team Members Day 2 ended very well.  The Team Members from Council Bluffs were just outstanding, working incredibly hard, fast and cheerfully.  They’ll be tomorrow’s Hunger All-Stars. We’ll tell you more. Sunday started out cool, and everyone seemed in an extraordinarily good mood.   We sold more than 700 omlettes and chicken sandwiches, and […]

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RAGBRAI–Day 2 Underwood

    The Council Bluffs Team Today began at 5:00 am when the Tyson team went "wheels up" from the motel in Mo. Valley, arriving at 5:30 in Underwood, 30 miles into the route.   In spite of a few hiccups in the setup, it was amazing how fast it came together.   At 6:00 someone said, "The first riders just came […]

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Tyson Foods Teams Up With RAGBRAI to Fight Hunger in Iowa

                                 Foodbanks Across Iowa Will Receive Enough Protein for One Million Meals; Feeding Events and Fundraisers Will Help Hunger Relief Agencies Along the RAGBRAI Route   Note: The RAGBRAI involvement was the work of many remarkable Tyson Iowa Team Members.  Hunger Champions–Iowa is a blog detailing their involvement in RAGBRAI, in addition to some other inspiring hunger relief efforts.   […]

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