RICHMOND, Virginia – June 4, 2015 – Today, Tyson Foods, Inc. and Performance Foodservice - Virginia teamed up to continue their efforts to fight hunger with a donation of 39,200 pounds of chicken to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Foodbank in Richmond, Virginia.
The donation arrived at the food bank today at 8:00 a.m. Representatives from Tyson Foods, Performance Foodservice, and the CEO of FeedMore were present to help deliver the chicken.
“We’re proud to try to do our part to help great partners like the FeedMore Food Bank, which works on the front lines every day to end hunger,” said Jeff Wood, director of community relations. “Too many Virginians and Americans are food insecure, and although the problem is complex, the answer starts with getting involved. It’s our privilege to help.”
FeedMore is a hunger-relief leader, created in 2008, made up of the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels Serving Central Virginia, and the Community Kitchen. FeedMore provides hunger relief to over 200,000 children, families, and seniors with the mission “to fight hunger in Central Virginia.”
Since 2000 Tyson Foods has donated 99 million pounds of protein in the United States. Meat and poultry are nutrient dense foods, according to health experts, and can be especially important to individuals needing more protein, including children, pregnant women, and the elderly. According to food banks nationwide, meat and poultry are the most requested and least available foods.
Tyson Foods’ current “KNOW Hunger” campaign is focused on helping more people understand and join the effort to eliminate hunger in America. The company also partners with Share Our Strength, Lift Up America, and Feeding America to raise awareness and help feed the hungry across the nation
To learn more about FeedMore and its hunger- relief efforts, visit FeedMore.org.
Tyson Foods contact: Krista Cupp 479-290-5195, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest producers of chicken, beef, pork and prepared foods that include leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee® frozen bakery, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. The company was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. Tyson Foods provides a wide variety of protein-based and prepared foods products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves, supplying customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. It has approximately 124,000 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 Foods 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.
FeedMore is the core hunger- relief organization across Central Virginia’s 29 counties and 5 cities, spanning nearly one-third of the state, offering comprehensive hunger solutions that target our region's most vulnerable neighbors: children, families and seniors. From our distribution center that provided food for 17 million meals last year, the Hunger Hotline that connects people to nearby pantries, our Kids Café program providing snacks each day and supper, to our Meals on Wheels home deliveries, FeedMore’s multi-tiered approach to hunger relief targets the many gaps in our region. For more information, visit FeedMore.org.