Industry News | July 9, 2009

Tyson Foods Fights Hunger in Nevada

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Tyson Foods Inc. donated 30,000 pounds of much-needed chicken, beef, and pork to the Three Square Food Bank on June 1 to help alleviate hunger in Las Vegas. The donation event was attended by Tyson Food Service representatives Billy McGreevy and Doris Davis, along with Three Square Food Bank and more than 30 community pantries and service organizations that distribute the food to area residents in need. McGreevy has been an active supporter of the organization since it was founded three years ago and currently serves on the Three Square Food Bank board.

“We are so thankful for the Tyson Foods donation,” says Julie Murray, CEO of Three Square. “This food will allow us to impact lives when the need for food has never been greater. It is only because of the strong support from companies like Tyson that Three Square has been able to break Feeding America food banking records. We delivered 10 million pounds of food in 2008, a significant increase over our 2007 deliveries of 1.5 million pounds. And we are expanding our Fresh Rescue Program to 144 retail pick-up locations, another record.”

Three Square Food Bank provides wholesome food for hungry people while working to end hunger in southern Nevada. Three Square is currently serving 250 agency partners and 140 schools in the community.

“It’s more urgent than ever to bring support and hunger relief to families in Nevada and throughout the U.S.,” says Ed Nicholson, director of community relations for Tyson Foods. “At Tyson our team members are proud to be part of the ongoing efforts.”

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