Tyson Foods donating 40,000 pounds of chicken to Ozarks Food Harvest

December 5, 2019

Donation to be made in the name of McDonald’s Dining to Give Back fundraiser

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Ozarks Food Harvest will receive a large donation of protein this Friday from Tyson Foods, Inc. in honor of the McDonald’s of the Ozarks Dining to Give Back campaign.

Tyson Foods, Inc., the supplier of chicken for McDonald’s of the Ozarks, will donate 40,000 pounds of chicken breast filets to help feed families struggling with hunger in southwest Missouri. Tyson Foods has donated more than 438,000 pounds of chicken to The Food Bank since 2008.

Dining to Give Back took place on Dec. 4 from 4-7 p.m. Area McDonald’s stores donated 20 percent of proceeds to Ozarks Food Harvest to help provide meals for people facing hunger this winter. Every dollar donated from the campaign will help provide four meals. A total of 19 stores participated across Springfield, Strafford, Nixa, Republic, Ozark, Mount Vernon and Willard.

From 2008 to 2017, McDonald’s of the Ozarks hosted the fundraiser Cans for Coffee which collected more than 215,000 meals for food-insecure individuals in the Ozarks. And in 2018, McDonald’s locations hosted Coffee for a Cause, which helped provide 38,400 meals.

“We are so grateful for our relationship with McDonald’s and Tyson and for how they both give back to the community,” said Denise Gibson, development and communication director at Ozarks Food Harvest. “Year after year, they come through to help provide meals and an important source of protein for families struggling to make ends meet during the winter.”

The donation will take place at Ozarks Food Harvest, located at 2810 N. Cedarbrook Ave, tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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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 more than 18.5 million meals annually. Learn more at, or

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 122,000 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

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