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 9th 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 begins today, Aug. 29. Ozarks Food Harvest is the only food bank in southwest Missouri, distributing more than 14.6 million meals annually to 200 nonprofit agencies.
WHAT: Tyson Foods, Inc. will donate 40,000 pounds of chicken to Ozarks Food Harvest in the name of the ninth annual McDonald’s Cans for Coffee food drive at more than 60 restaurants in 40 Ozarks communities. The donation consists of 1,000 cases of chicken pattie fritters and 1,000 cases of chicken breast filet fritters. Tyson Foods has donated more than 240,000 pounds of frozen chicken to The Food Bank during Cans for Coffee since 2008.
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 10:30 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, and in exchange donors receive one free small McCafé beverage through Sept. 25. Since 2008, McDonald’s of the Ozarks has collected more than 201,600 pounds of food — 168,000 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, serving more than 200 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank provides 14.6 million meals annually to more than 260,000 unduplicated individuals. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world’s largest food companies with leading brands such as Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells® and State Fair®. It’s a recognized market leader in chicken, beef and pork as well as prepared foods, including bacon, breakfast sausage, turkey, lunchmeat, hot dogs, pizza crusts and toppings, tortillas and desserts. The company supplies retail and foodservice customers throughout the United States and approximately 130 countries. Tyson Foods was founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson, whose family has continued to lead the business with his son, Don Tyson, guiding the company for many years and grandson, John H. Tyson, serving as the current chairman of the board of directors. The company currently has approximately 113,000 Team Members employed at more than 400 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it.
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 36,000 locations serving approximately 69 million customers in over 100 countries each day. More than 80 percent of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com.