Tyson Foods, Inc. gives McDonald’s Cans for Coffee a boost
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— For the eighth consecutive year, Tyson Foods, Inc. is supporting McDonald’s annual Cans for Coffee food drive by donating 40,000 pounds of chicken to Ozarks Food Harvest. The regional food bank will distribute tomorrow’s donation to its network of 200 member agencies across the Ozarks.
Cans for Coffee encourages McDonald’s customers to donate a non-perishable food item in exchange for one free small McCafé® beverage of their choice from October 5-25.
In southwest Missouri one in six individuals are food insecure, including one in four children, making food drives such as Cans for Coffee all the more important to people in our community. Ozarks Food Harvest is the only food bank in southwest Missouri and serves 28 counties, distributing 13.6 million meals to more than 260,000 unduplicated individuals every year.
“At Tyson Foods, we can donate food because there are tremendous organizations like Ozarks Food Harvest all across the country that work hard every day to see that people are fed in their communities. We couldn’t do it without them,” said Gina Johnson-Bumgarner, regional sales manager, Tyson Foods, Inc. “On behalf of the 115,000 Tyson Team Members from across the country, we’re proud to donate this truckload of Tyson products toward hunger relief in southwest Missouri.”
Protein is an excellent source of energy and an important part of a healthy diet. Unfortunately, protein is the item that is hard to come by at food banks. The chicken donated tomorrow by Tyson is one of the most concentrated sources of protein—an essential nutrient of life.
“The McDonald’s Cans for Coffee food drive is a great way to help bring awareness to the issue of hunger in southwest Missouri,” said Denise Gibson, development director at OFH. “We are honored to partner with Tyson to do our part to put more protein-rich foods on the dinner tables of those in need. We truly value the long-lasting impact Tyson and McDonald’s has on communities like ours.”
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About Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. Tyson provides products and services to customers throughout the United States and more than 139 countries. The company has approximately 115,000 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 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. To find out more about the Tyson Foods commitment to hunger relief, go to tysonhungerrelief.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. Customers can now log online for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @McDonalds and Facebook www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.
About Ozarks Food Harvest—The Food Bank
Ozarks Food Harvest is the Feeding America food bank for southwest Missouri, serving 200 organizations across 28 Ozarks counties. The Food Bank distributes 13.6 million meals annually to 260,000 unduplicated individuals. Learn more at ozarksfoodharvest.org, facebook.com/ozarksfoodharvest or twitter.com/ozksfoodharvest.