Springdale, Ark. – May 2, 2018 – As part of Tyson Foods’ (NYSE: TSN) efforts to raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do and its commitment to support the communities it serves, the company announced today nearly $1.2 million in grants to 18 Feeding America food banks in 15 states. The investments represent approximately four million pounds of food or the equivalent of 16 million servings of protein that will be distributed to address food insecurity.
Tyson Foods is a Mission Partner of Feeding America and supports its network of food banks with financial contributions, product donations of much needed protein, disaster relief assistance and volunteerism.
The company’s efforts to support its communities include $160,000 to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore for its food rescue program based in Tasley, Va. The initiative collects prepared and perishable food from 150 area grocery stores, restaurants, caterers and discount retailers for distribution to the food insecure. The grant is expected to add an estimated 96,000 pounds annually to the food rescue program.