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Tyson Foods Partners with Bimbo Bakeries USA Hugg and Hall to Enhance Disaster Relief Response

Springdale, Ark. – April 13, 2017 – Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) announced today it’s partnering with Bimbo Bakeries USA and Hugg & Hall Equipment Co. to enhance the company’s Meals that Matter® disaster relief response capabilities. The companies will collaborate to bring assistance to disaster victims and aid workers.

Since 2012, Tyson has used a custom 53-foot semi-trailer with enough refrigerated space to store up to 20,000 pounds of product for initial disaster response, and dry storage to transport supplies to set up feeding sites and support for Tyson cook teams.

As a disaster relief partner, Bimbo Bakeries USA will supply Tyson cook teams with bread, bun and roll products, as the protein primarily served on deployments is in the form of handheld sandwiches.

“Bimbo Bakeries USA is fully committed to the communities we serve,” said Jonathan Berger, vice president of human relations at Bimbo Bakeries USA. “We are excited to partner with Tyson through the Meals that Matter disaster relief program and make a difference for those who need it most. When a disaster strikes, we want to make sure those impacted have a reliable meal so they have one less thing to worry about.”

Additionally, Hugg & Hall Equipment Co. will provide Tyson with regional support during disaster relief deployments by supplying lighting, power, material handling, as well as heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment as needed.

“Sharing both values and resources alongside Tyson Foods and Bimbo Bakeries on the frontlines of disaster-relief fits so well into our company purpose and mission. We provide valuable equipment solutions every day for our customers, and being able to do this in a time when people are in great need is an honor for me and more than 500 Hugg & Hall employees across the Mid-South,” said Brian Robinson, regional sales manager for the company.

Meals that Matter disaster relief teams are capable of serving up to 20,000 meals per day and have been deployed to natural disaster sites across the country, including Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, tornados in Moore, Oklahoma; Joplin, Missouri; and flooding in Columbia, South Carolina and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“We’re proud to partner with companies that share our values, which includes being a good neighbor in the communities where we live and work,” said Debra Vernon, senior director, corporate social responsibility, Tyson Foods. “By working collaboratively during times of crisis, we can meet the needs of a greater number of disaster victims and do so more efficiently than ever before.”

Bimbo Bakeries USA and Hugg & Hall Equipment Co. join Tyson Foods other disaster-relief partners – Feeding America, Harris Baking Co. and Team Rubicon.

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 115 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 114,000 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.

About Bimbo Bakeries USA

Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) is a leader in the baking industry, known for its category leading brands,

Innovative products, freshness and quality. Our team of 20,000 U.S. associates operates more than 50 manufacturing locations in the United States. Over 11,000 distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Arnold®, Bimbo®, Boboli®, Brownberry®, Entenmann's®, Freihofer's®, Heiners®, Marinela®, Mrs Baird’s®, Nature’s Harvest®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, Thomas'®, and Tia Rosa.® BBU is owned by Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V., the world's largest baking company with operations in 22 countries.

About Hugg & Hall Equipment Co.

Hugg & Hall Equipment Co., is a family-owned business which began in 1956 and today is one of the largest materials and personnel handling equipment dealers in the Mid-south. With 12 locations across Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, Hugg & Hall sells and rents new and used equipment with on-location parts and service centers. The company also has a Utilities Services division focused on rental, sales and servicing of generators, air compressors, lighting equipment, and portable cooling and heating equipment. Hugg & Hall is committed to being the total equipment solution provider. Please visit to find out more.


Media Contacts: Derek Burleson, 479-290-6466,

Brian Robinson, Regional Sales Manager, Hugg & Hall Equipment Co., 479-361-1262,

Meghan Laverty, Senior Communications Associate, Bimbo Bakeries USA, 215-323-9292,