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Mari  Nakashima of Congressman Joe Heck’s Office presents Billy McGreevy of Tyson Foods with a Congressional Letter of Recognition for Tyson’s generosity and impact on our community!

Mari  Nakashima of Congressman Joe Heck’s Office presents
Billy McGreevy of Tyson Foods with a Congressional Letter of Recognition for Tyson’s generosity and impact on our community!

 

Tyson Foods Fights Hunger in Las Vegas

Tyson donates nearly 30,000 pounds of protein to Three Square Food Bank

 

LAS VEGAS – March 21, 2011 – Tyson Foods today donated 30,000 pounds of boneless chicken to the Three Square Food Bank as part of an effort to feed people in need and promote public awareness of hunger in America.

 

“There are millions of hard-working adults, children and seniors who simply cannot make ends meet and are faced with the realities of hunger and malnourishment,” said John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods.  “We are trying to make a difference in their lives by providing nutrient-rich protein and by increasing understanding of hunger in our country.”

 

Meat and poultry are nutrient dense foods and, according to health experts, can be especially helpful to people who need more protein including growing children, pregnant women, the elderly, and anyone undergoing severe stress disease or disability.  According to food banks nationwide, meat is the most requested and least available food.

 

The Three Square Food Bank distributes more than 20 million pounds of food annually throughout its four county service area.  More than 100,000 residents, including children and seniors, receive emergency food assistance from the Food Bank and its more than 570 Program Partners each month.

 

“We are thrilled that Tyson Foods shares our passion for providing nutritious food to the families, children and seniors in our community who need it,” said Three Square Food Bank Chief Operating Officer John Livingston. “This donation will provide the equivalent of 22,000 meals to those in need and we couldn’t do it without the support of companies like Tyson and their generosity.”

 

Tyson Foods has been an active participant in the fight against hunger for a decade, donating more than 78 million pounds of protein, or the equivalent of 300 million meals. The company partners with Share Our Strength, Lift Up America, Feeding America and the League of United Latin American Citizens to raise awareness and help feed the hungry across the nation.

 

Tyson Foods’ year-long “KNOW Hunger” campaign is focused on helping more people understand and join the effort to eliminate hunger in America. It includes the recent release of a study on public perceptions of hunger, as well as a commitment to donate one million pounds of protein to food banks in 37 U.S. markets during the month of March.

 

Tyson and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) recently commissioned a study on public perceptions of hunger. Among other things, it found that most surveyed believe hunger is a much smaller problem in their own community than it is in the state or the nation overall. Yet, 24 percent of those surveyed worry they will have trouble putting food on the table this year. Survey details are available by clicking on www.tysonhungerrelief.com

 

To hear the testimony of three prominent Americans who experienced hunger as children, go to
www.tysonfoods.com/Media-Room.aspx
and click on “three perspectives.” Information about how to get involved in the fight against hunger is available at www.tyasonhungerrelief.com.

 

About Three Square

Three Square was established to end hunger in the valley by providing wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit organizations that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the CCSD, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 22 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of nearly 16 million meals – per year to more than 570 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org.

 

About Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:  TSN), founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500.  The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. Tyson provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and more than 90 countries. The company has approximately 115,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.

 

 
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