Tyson Foods donating truckload of protein to Ozarks Food Harvest
Donation to be made in the name of McDonald’s Cans for Coffee food drive for 10th consecutive year
WHO: Ozarks Food Harvest will receive a large donation of protein in honor of the annual McDonald’s of the Ozarks Cans for Coffee food drive, which began yesterday. Ozarks Food Harvest is the only food bank in southwest Missouri, distributing more than 16.4 million meals annually to 270 nonprofit agencies.
WHAT: Tyson Foods, Inc. will donate 40,000 pounds of chicken to Ozarks Food Harvest in the name of the 10th annual McDonald’s Cans for Coffee food drive at more than 65 restaurants in 40 Ozarks communities. The donation consists of nearly 1,000 cases each of chicken pattie fritters and chicken breast filet fritters. Tyson Foods has donated more than 358,000 pounds of chicken to The Food Bank during Cans for Coffee since 2008.
WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Ozarks Food Harvest, O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief, 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave., Springfield, Mo.
WHY: This donation is in honor of the McDonald’s Cans for Coffee food drive for The Food Bank. The drive encourages community members to donate a nonperishable food item at participating McDonald’s of the Ozarks locations in exchange for one small McCafé beverage through Nov. 26. Since 2008, McDonald’s of the Ozarks has collected more than 232,000 pounds of food — 194,000 meals — from community members through Cans for Coffee.
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About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, providing food to 270 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties serving 261,000 unduplicated individuals. The Food Bank provides 16.4 million meals annually.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 114,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit tysonfoods.com.
About McDonald’s USA
McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 25 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com.