Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods has awarded $1.5 million in grants to 63 nonprofit organizations to support hunger relief and community assistance programs. These donations are part of a nationwide philanthropy program that the company supports and includes most Feeding America member food banks.
The grants from Tyson Foods’ Social Investment Committee will fund a variety of efforts to address hunger relief through backpack programs and mobile food pantries.
“We’re committed to relieving hunger and are honored to support organizations that work hard every day to help communities impacted by food insecurity,” said Tim Grailer, senior director of business operations, sustainability and strategy, Tyson Foods. “These grants will support hunger relief agencies across the country increase their capacity and provide greater access to protein.”
These national grants were awarded in response to requests by food banks to support food assistance programs, as well as local first responders seeking to improve the efficiency of their operations.
“More than 38 million people, including 12 million children, are food insecure in America,” said Lauren Biedron, VP of corporate partnerships, Feeding America. “The Feeding America network of food banks is working hard to meet the needs of communities facing hunger across the country. We are grateful for Tyson’s longstanding commitment to helping our neighbors who may not know where they will find their next meal.”
As reported in the recent 2021 Sustainability Report, the company donated more than 16 million pounds of protein, valued at $36 million and equivalent to 64 million meals, to support food banks, pantries and hunger relief organizations.
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