Operation Homefront Teams With Tyson Foods to Provide Food for Veterans and Families
Operation Homefront has teamed up with Tyson Foods, Inc. to provide a year’s worth of food to military and veteran families being awarded mortgage-free homes through the “Homes on the Homefront” program.
The food will be provided to families that receive homes as part of the Homefront program, a partnership with Operation Homefront, country singer Tim McGraw and Chase bank. Learn more about the Homes on the Homefront program.
Each family involved will receive $45 worth of vouchers from Tyson Foods each week for a year to buy poultry and other food items to stock their refrigerator as they move into their new homes.
“We’re honored to be a part of this program to help members of the military and their families as they transition into civilian life,” said Melissa Lee, a Tyson attorney who is a military veteran and chairs Tyson’s Veterans Business Resource Group. “Our company has a long history of supporting the military and military veterans. This is another way we can offer our thanks for all they’ve done and continue to do for our nation.”
“Operation Homefront is very excited to welcome Tyson as a partner for our Homes on the Homefront program,” said Amy Palmer, Operation Homefront COO. “Tyson’s generous contributions will help our military families stretch their dollars even further, and make their transition to civilian life a little more manageable.”
Tyson Foods is one of the leading suppliers of food to the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and has been helping feed the U.S. military and their families for nearly 50 years. In addition, Tyson employs more than 3,500 military veterans as well as 500 military family members and veterans who help stock Tyson products at military commissaries.
The company also provides differential pay for all employees called to active military duty, making up the difference between military compensation and pay they normally receive from Tyson. Since September 11, 2001, Tyson has provided $2.2 million in differential pay to more than 400 employees.
Military families can apply for the Homes on the Homefront program by logging on to www.OperationHomefront.net/HomesOnTheHomefront
About Operation Homefront: A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers, with nationwide presence, and has met more than 590,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, nationally, 94 percent of total revenue donated to Operation Homefront goes directly to assist service members. More information is available at www.OperationHomefront.net
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 130 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.