As Hunger Action Month came to an end last week, Tyson Foods and H-E-B wanted to make sure they did their part. The two companies partnered to donate 40,000 pounds of protein to the North Texas Food Bank. The move came in part to commemorate H-E-B’s move into the local market. It was also part of Tyson’s recent commitment to donating 2.5 million pounds of protein, the equivalent of 10 million meals, to alleviate hunger during Hunger Action Month.
“We are so grateful for the support of companies like Tyson Foods and H-E-B that recognize the growing issue of hunger and look for ways to contribute to organizations addressing this complex problem,” Trisha Cunningham, President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank, said. “Their donation of protein will provide nearly 33,000 meals and comes at a time when many of our neighbors are facing increasingly difficult choices every day – deciding whether to purchase groceries or pay for other necessities such as gas, medicine or utilities. Their generosity helps advance our mission of bridging the hunger gap in North Texas during this critical time and beyond.”
During the fiscal year 2022, the food bank provides 136 million meals to areas kids, seniors and families in need.