Tyson Foods Makes Large Donation to Local Food Bank

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NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFTA) – Tyson Foods plans to donate 25,000 pounds of ham to fight Arkansas food insecurity.

It’s part of its five year commitment to give $50 million in cash or in-kind donations to fight hunger by 2020.

The special delivery to the River Valley Regional Food Bank will be added to the 85,000 monthly gifts of food made possible by the location.

Just last year the food bank distributed 8.7 million pounds of protein, dry goods and fresh produce.

“Tyson foods has helped our food bank tremendously with its generosity, and this new gift of protein will do so much good,” said Tracey Engel, River Valley Regional Food Bank director. “This is an answer to a special project we have of providing a holiday gift to veterans in need, and also to our day-to-day, year-round project of providing good nutrition to people struggling in 29 towns and the surrounding rural areas.”

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