Processing Magazine

Tyson Foods Donates 8.6 Million Pounds of Protein in 2009

February 15, 2010
Globe Newswire reports that Tyson Foods continued its hunger relief efforts during 2009 by donating more than 8.6 million pounds of protein to food banks across the nation. In addition, the company undertook several initiatives designed to help raise awareness for the cause of hunger and its growing impact on Americans. Tyson donated 8,619,029 million pounds of chicken, beef and pork. These donations are the equivalent of 34.4 million meals – enough for one meal for every resident in America''s top 20 largest cities. The protein was donated to more than 40 food banks, who distribute the food to local non-profits and food pantries directly providing food to those in need. The donations were made in 28 states.