McDonald’s and Tyson Foods donate 40,000 pounds of protein to Ozarks Food Harvest

McDonald’s and Tyson Foods donate 40,000 pounds of protein to Ozarks Food Harvest

October 12, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Ozarks Food Harvest received a 40,000-pound donation of protein today from McDonald’s and Tyson Foods to help children, families and seniors facing hunger across southwest Missouri. Tyson Foods made their donation in honor of McDonald’s $15,000 donation to The Food Bank’s Hungerthon event this previous weekend.

Tyson Foods, in partnership with McDonald’s, donated more than 40,000 pounds of chicken breast fillet fritters, which will help provide more than 33,000 meals through Ozarks Food Harvest’s network of 270 faith-based and community charities.

“Local McDonald’s owners, operators and their families across the greater Springfield area were excited to partner with Tyson for the 14th year to help supply needed nourishment to Ozarks Food Harvest,” said Ryan Blumenstock, McDonald’s local owner/operator “We all hope that with this donation of protein, and the Hungerthon monetary support, we can make a significant impact on our friends and neighbors facing hunger across the Ozarks.”

Protein-rich foods are one of the most-requested items from Ozarks Food Harvest’s network of faith-based and community charities. In Ozarks Food Harvest’s service area, 1 in 7 children and adults face hunger.

“McDonald’s and Tyson continue to be fantastic partners and are helping feed so many children, families and seniors facing hunger in the Ozarks,” said Bart Brown, Ozarks Food Harvest president/CEO. “We’re so grateful for this generous donation of protein and funds that will help folks struggling with increased grocery prices.”

McDonald’s support for this donation includes the following; Ryan and Rikki Blumenstock, Chip and Teresa McGeehan, Phil and Jane Ann Stocker, Ashley Stocker-Kalil, Rex and Sheila McMillan, Andy and Jennifer Ruprect alongside Tyson partners including Reese Bailey and the McDonald’s Tyson team.

McDonald’s and Tyson Foods have supported Ozarks Food Harvest since 2008. McDonald’s has hosted multiple fundraisers to help provide more than 340,000 meals and Tyson has donated more than 600,000 pounds of chicken.

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About Ozarks Food Harvest — The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 270 faith-based and community charities across a third of Missouri. The Food Bank reaches 60,000 individuals monthly and provides more than 20 million meals annually. Learn more at, or

About Tyson Foods, Inc.
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 four 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 and affordable to meet customers’ needs worldwide and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the Company had approximately 142,000 team members on October 1, 2022. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as a steward of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit

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