1:57 PM on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010No Comments
In response to a call for donations by the 2010 Oklahoma Speaker’s Ball, Tyson Foods delivered more than 31,000 pounds of much-needed protein to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma today. The donation will provide 23,875 meals to the hungry in 53 central and western counties.
Since 2000, Tyson Foods has been a leader in the fight against hunger. The company is actively engaged in food-donation events and fund-raising activities to benefit those in need. The protein given by Tyson today brings the company’s total in-kind donations since 2000 to more than 75 million pounds. This milestone equates to more than 296 million meals donated to food banks and agencies serving local communities around the country. Last year alone, Tyson donated nearly eight million pounds of protein to Feeding America. For more information on Tyson’s fight against hunger, visit hungerrelief.tyson.com/.
This morning, the Food Bank’s Executive Director Rodney Bivens, Tyson Foods representative John Ward, and Oklahoma Speaker of the House Chris Benge came together for the arrival of Tyson truck.
We are excited to announce that Oklahoma landed in the #1 spot in the WeCanEndThis.com Digital Can Drive as the state with the most digital cans donated at 5,068 – a cool 499 cans above Vermont!!
As one of the top 10 states, the Oklahoma food banks will receive a truckload of protein product from Tyson Foods (150,000 meals) that will be split between our food bank and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
Congratulations to the other states who will also receive a truckload of food from Tyson!
9. New York
And last, but not least, thank you to the Community Food Bank of Oklahoma for partnering with us to make this happen!
This Digital Can Drive is just the beginning of the WeCanEndThis.com initiative to spark innovation and a broader engagement in the movement to end hunger in America.The goal is to shift the conversation about hunger in America and create real, tangible solutions. We look forward for what’s to come from this!
Update (a Lamar billboard tweet about this blog post!):