Tyson Foods Donated 35,100 Pounds of Protein

to Regional Food Bank

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Aug. 23, 2018 –Tyson Foods recently donated a semi-truck full of chicken products – 35,100 pounds - to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. This donation will provide 29,250 meals for chronically hungry children, seniors living on limited incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet.

“The reality is any one of us could lose a job, face unexpected medical bills or experience other circumstances and suddenly struggle to keep food on the table,” said Sherri Johnson, senior specialist of social responsibility for Tyson Foods. “To think that one child, or an entire family, would go to bed hungry somewhere in our country is heartbreaking and to know how many do is unacceptable. This is happening right here in our own backyard. Together, we can make a difference and help end hunger.”

Tyson Foods’ generous donation will be distributed through the Regional Food Bank’s network of more than 1,200 community-based partner agencies across central and western Oklahoma. With the support from companies like Tyson Foods, the Regional Food Bank is able to provide enough food to feed more than 136,000 Oklahomans living with hunger each week.

“We are so grateful to Tyson Foods,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “This donation will go a long way in helping provide Oklahomans we serve with good, nutritious protein.”

Working together, we can end childhood hunger in Oklahoma. Thanks to a generous offer from the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, Lezlie and David Hudiburg, David Gorham and an anonymous donor, every donation to the Food for Kids Programs through Sept. 30 will be matched – up to $150,000. To make a donation, visit foodforkids.us or call 405-600-3136.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,200 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than  746 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, call 405-972-1111, visit regionalfoodbank.org, find us on Facebook at.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/rfbo.