Tyson Foods, Inc. has pledged $50 million in cash and in-kind donations over the next five years to help fight hunger in the United States.
Announced as part of the company's KNOW Hunger initiative, the commitment will support initiatives at the local level in partnership with organizations such as Share Our Strength, Feeding America, and the Food Research and Action Center. As part of the effort, Tyson will feature individuals like Lola Stephens-Bell of Austin, Texas, who not only serves free meals from the back door of her restaurant but also closes the restaurant four days a week to deliver meals to underserved people, on the KNOW Hunger website.
"We know we can't solve hunger alone," said Tyson Foods president and CEO Donnie Smith. "It's the organizations and heroes in communities all over the country who are doing the real work. We’re proud to support those who are fighting hunger across the country and shine a spotlight on individuals making a big difference in innovative ways."