Posts under Tag: Tyson Foods
Double-take on a familiar face: My reintroduction to Tyson Foods

I am now in my fifth month of my internship with Tyson Foods. To be completely honest the only thing I knew about Tyson when I began this internship was that Tyson produced chicken and that Tyson was a great employment provider for many people I knew growing up. Many of my own family members worked their first jobs in the […]

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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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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!
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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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McDonald’s Supports Hunger Relief

$500K Grant Will Provide Meals to Children in Need Thursday the corporate campus at Tyson Foods celebrated being named McDonald’s USA’s 2010 Supplier of the Year. But there’s something even more important to cheer about. The honor was primarily earned by the enhanced cost savings, increased sustainable supply and food safety standards that our food service group is delivering. As a McDonald’s […]

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“Like” Arvest For Hunger Relief

It’s tremendous to see a community-centric lender like Arvest Bank launch a hunger relief campaign this week aimed right where help is needed – at the local level. The Fayetteville-chartered bank started its “1 Million Meals” effort Monday. It’s an incredible pledge to leverage funds and food during the next two months to create one million meals for the needy […]

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Now Let Us Give Thanks

By Ed Nicholson I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a tremendous family, good health, and live in the best country in the world. Lots for which to be thankful. I also have one of the best jobs in the world. Every day, my job reminds me of how thankful I should be. You see, neither I nor any […]

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No Kid Hungry in Arkansas. A beginning.
Share Our Strength Founder and Executive Director Billy Shore announcing the No Kid Hungry in Arkansas initiative

  Arkansas—our home state—ranks  11th in the U.S. among states for total agricultural production.  Lots of food produced here.    Yet according to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, it ranks #1—worst—among states with the highest percentage of children at risk of hunger.   Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe thinks it’s time something is done to erase that paradox.   That’s why he was […]

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Hunger Twitterers
Twitter

We started this Twitter list almost two years ago with names of people who have been active (online or offline) in the discussion of hunger. Since then it’s grown as more and more people and organizations find Twitter a valid way to bring the community online. See the list […]

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“It surprises some people to hear about hunger in Connecticut.”

By Ed Nicholson The second stop of my mini-tour last week was in Bloomfield, Connecticut, where Scott Henderson and I visited Foodshare foodbank to help fulfill the donation brought about by lots of Connecticut people engaging in the WeCanEndThis.com digital can drive.  We were also privileged to see Darryl Ohrt, whose company Humongo played a big role in the success of WeCanEnd […]

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Tyson/Tongal Video Winner–Mid Michigan Food Bank

Last fall, Tongal.com and Tyson Foods announced a collaborative effort to raise awareness for hunger relief in America through a video contest. Sonny Geha, a recent graduate of Michigan State University, entered the contest with his video highlighting the Mid-Michigan Food Bank. Geha’s video was selected as one of the top five, and as a result, Tyson Foods donated more […]

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Art for Food’s Sake

By Ed Nicholson      Dede Peters had an idea.  Dede, owner of Fayetteville’s ddp gallery, decided to recruit artists from among the community she had helped support to create works of art on and with grocery bags.  The works were then sold, with the major portion of the proceeds going to the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank.       Dede called us to see if we would […]

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High School Heroes

By Ed Nicholson Last fall, Tongal.com and Tyson Foods announced a collaborative effort to raise awareness for hunger relief in America through a video contest. Thanks to Lorraine Arromando’s video highlighting Cheverus High School’s annual Thanksgiving food drive, Tyson Foods donated more than 35,000 pounds of chicken to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank this morning. This is the first of the […]

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Food banks–Putting your agencies on the map

View Tyson Foods Hunger Relief Donations in a larger map Here’s a Google map I created on Friday of the truckload donations Tyson has done in the past year.  Notice all of the icons are clickable for more information. You can zoom in to the street address (with apologies to those recipients whose addresses I didn’t nail precisely–I did this […]

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