AEB and Tyson Foods Sign MoU to Provide Disaster Relief Together
Atlanta, GA — January 30, 2018 — The American Egg Board (AEB) and Tyson Foods today signed a
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) affirming their intent to partner in disaster relief efforts on an
ongoing basis. The MoU sets forth a framework for cooperation in the delivery of aid and was signed by
representatives from both organizations in a ceremony at the International Product & Processing Expo
“The American Egg Board, on behalf of America’s egg farmers, is committed to feeding Americans in
times of crisis. With Tyson Foods and its phenomenal Meals that Matter® disaster relief program, we
have a wonderful partner for distributing a portable and inexpensive nutritional powerhouse — the egg
and egg products — to those in need of relief in disasters,” said Anne L. Alonzo, AEB President and CEO.
Throughout Tyson Foods’ history, the company’s team members have been quick to respond when
disaster strikes in or near their communities. In 2012, the company unveiled a new tool for use in
disaster response. As part of the Meals that Matter disaster relief program, the company outfitted a 53-
foot-semi-trailer with refrigerated space to store up to 20,000 pounds of product and dry storage to
transport supplies to set up a feeding site and support Tyson Foods cook teams.
The company’s disaster relief efforts include deployments in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, tornadoes
in Joplin, Missouri, and Moore, Oklahoma, as well as flooding in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Houston.
“Our company purpose is to raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do,” said Debra
Vernon, senior director, corporate social responsibility at Tyson Foods. “We’re grateful to have the
American Egg Board assist our disaster relief efforts and aid in bringing our purpose to life.”
The MoU represents a formal extension of a partnership that started when the AEB teamed up with
Tyson Foods during its Meals that Matter disaster relief deployment in September 2017 in the aftermath
of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. At that time, AEB Chairman Jeff Hardin of Cal-Maine Foods personally
oversaw AEB’s relief efforts from Tyson Foods’ cook site in Conroe, Texas.
“There’s a tremendous need for food in disasters like this, and egg farmers feed people,” Hardin said.
“We were extremely impressed and inspired by Tyson Foods’ operations on the ground, and they were
delighted to be able to include our eggs. Eggs and chicken are perfect proteins, and this is a perfect
About the American Egg Board (AEB)
Home of the Incredible Egg, the AEB is the U.S. egg industry’s national commodity marketing board.
AEB’s mission is to increase demand for eggs and egg products through research, education and
promotion. The AEB’s Egg Nutrition Center is the country’s largest repository of egg nutrition research.
AEB is located in Chicago, IL. For more, visit www.aeb.org.
About Tyson Foods Inc.
Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in
protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the
company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball
Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more
sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much
good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 122,000 team members.
Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders,
customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and
environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com.
Marc Dresner, American Egg Board, 224.563.3724
Derek Burleson, Tyson Foods, 479.290.6466