Projects to increase accessibility of protein for children and fund nutritional research
SPRINGDALE, Ark., October 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – One million children under 5 years of age in Nepal (or 36 percent of the population) suffer chronic malnutrition and 10 percent suffer from acute malnutrition. The difficulty in acquiring protein is a contributing factor to the nutrition gap in the south Asian country. In an effort to help combat those issues in Nepal, as well as Honduras and Ethiopia, Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) announced today a series of grants to OneEgg, a non-profit organization that delivers eggs to children in need.
In an effort to combat chronic malnutrition in Nepal, Tyson Foods is partnering with OneEgg and Shreenagar Agro to supply eggs to children in Nepal.
Moushumi Shrestha and her husband Satish, who together own Shreenagar Agro, have been providing eggs to children in Nepal since the 2015 earthquake. Currently they are reaching 700 children a week and hope to provide eggs to 7,000 children over the next two years.
Matt Pakula, Senior Manager of Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Today is World Food Day.
It’s a reminder that the ache of hunger is present for millions of people around the globe. But while we live in a world that often seems more focused on large-scale solutions, when it comes hunger relief, sometimes it's the simplest solutions that can transform seemingly small ripples into waves of impact.
Solutions can take many forms. Sharing knowledge to give a hand-up, not a hand out, is one example. Another is the small acts of neighborliness and kindness that allow people to keep their dignity.
In my 35-plus years with our great company, I’ve had the chance to spend time with many of our 122,000 team members, from our facility in Pasco, Washington to the one in Jacksonville, Florida. We come from different backgrounds, different cultures and even different countries. We’re hard-working, well-intentioned people, and we want what’s best for our friends, families and communities.
As the Chief Environmental Officer for Tyson Foods, I have the pleasure of leading a dedicated team of environmental professionals who collaborate to make sure the company sets strategic goals and makes informed decisions for managing our environmental footprint. Protecting the environment and conserving natural resources is essential for maintaining clean air, water and land in the communities we serve—and we want to be part of the solution.
4.5 million servings* of protein sourced through initiative
KANSAS CITY, Mo., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods and Feeding America® today announced the results of a two-year project focused on empowering local food banks to develop innovative animal protein sourcing programs to address hunger on the community level.
The Tyson Foods Protein Innovation Fund provided $1 million to 10 Feeding America food banks in nine states to fund protein sourcing projects that have the potential to be scaled and replicated across the Feeding America network.
Meals that Matter mobile relief operations sent with cooking teams
SPRINGDALE, Ark., September 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ — In response to flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, Tyson Foods will send teams to prepare meals for those affected by and responding to the disaster. A cook site will be set up in Fayetteville, North Carolina, at the Walmart store at 7701 S. Raeford Rd. Free, hot meals will be provided onsite beginning Thursday morning at 11 a.m. for anyone who is in need.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., August 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As part of Tyson Foods’ commitment to support the communities it serves, the company announced today a $125,000 grant to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The investment will bolster the food bank’s ability to supply its agency partners and pantries with a variety of food through two projects.
If you ever find yourself in Kathmandu, try the MOMO. Seriously, that stuff is delicious.
Earlier this year, I did find myself in Kathmandu. And while I ate my weight in momo, that wasn’t why I was there.
Along with several other members on the Tyson Foods Corporate Communications team, I traveled to Nepal to meet Moushumi Shrestha – agricultural entrepreneur and, together with Tyson Foods, co-sponsor of a brand new ONEEGG project in Nepal.