SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Feb. 1, 2016 — Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) and the Tyson family are partnering on a $200,000 donation to the Watershed Human and Community Development Agency, Inc. for renovations to its kitchen. The announcement was made during a recent event honoring Rev. Hezekiah Stewart, executive director of the Watershed.
“For more than 20 years the Tyson family and Tyson Foods have proudly supported the Watershed in its efforts to provide hunger relief in central Arkansas,” Chairman John Tyson said. “Rev. Stewart and the Watershed share our core values of making a difference in our communities, and this gift will allow them to further their mission right here in our home state.”
Tyson Foods first donated to the Watershed in 1993 and since then has given nearly 1 million pounds of protein to the organization.
Rev. Stewart and the Mt. Nebo African Methodist Episcopal Church founded the Watershed in 1978. Since its inception, the Watershed has provided 3.2 million meals and has been dedicated to bringing public awareness, resources and support to struggling families in Little Rock, Pulaski County, and the state of Arkansas.
About Tyson Foods’ KNOW Hunger Initiative
After donating 100 million pounds of food over 15 years, Tyson Foods renewed its commitment in the fight against hunger in 2015 by pledging $50 million in cash and in-kind donations over the next five years. This commitment focuses specifically on innovative initiatives at the local level. 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. For more information on Tyson Foods’ hunger relief efforts, go to: http://www.TysonHungerRelief.com/
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world's largest food companies with leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. It’s a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retail and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. Tyson Foods 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. The company currently has approximately 113,000 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.
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