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Giving Back in the Community - Tyson Foods Honors Longtime Customer Amerinet with Donation to St. Louis Area Food Bank

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Tyson Foods is donating more than 30,000 pounds of protein to the St. Louis Area Food Bank in honor of the company's long-standing relationship with Amerinet and Tyson’s month-long celebration of its 10th anniversary of hunger relief.

The event is significant because:

o   An estimated 5.7 million people receive emergency food assistance each week, and more than one in every three households experience very low food security, according to the 2010 Hunger in America Report.

o   Each year, the St. Louis Area Food Bank provides food to over 261,000 individuals. In 2009, they distributed over 22 million pounds of food received from food companies and grocery stores, the USDA, Feeding America, and community food drives organized by area businesses, groups, and individuals. 

o   For the past 10 years, Tyson has been actively engaged in hunger relief. Since 2000, the company has donated more than 76 million pounds of protein products to more than 950 hunger-relief agencies nationwide.

o   Visit http://www.tysonhungerrelief.com or www.stlfoodbank.org for more information.

 

(From the St. Louis Five Year Consolidation Stategy...)

As a major urban center, the City of St. Louis has a disproportionate number of families and individuals that live in poverty. To a large extent, the opportunities and prospects for low-income households are determined by factors beyond the control of City government—these factors include changes in the national and global economies as well as legislation and appropriations at the federal and state levels. In spite of this, partnerships between non-profit organizations, businesses, and City government are making a significant difference in the lives of individuals and families that are striving for economic security in the City of St. Louis.