SPRINGDALE, ARK. — As part of its corporate social responsibility efforts, Tyson Foods’ charitable donations outlined in the second segment of its 2015 Sustainability Report include work in hunger relief, education, health and nutrition, environmental and sustainable agriculture, and community development.
During Tyson’s fiscal 2015 year, the company donated more than 9 million lbs of food to provide disaster relief and address hunger in communities and organizations throughout the country. Tyson’s food donations since 2000 have exceeded 100 million lbs, and it has pledged to donate $50 million in cash and in-kind donations over the next five years with a focus on initiatives at the local level.
The latest report also highlighted the company’s programs focused on health and nutrition. Tyson partnered with Action for Healthy Kids to implement the Game On program in 44 Arkansas and Illinois schools. Game On educates families and children on the positives of active, healthy lifestyles and nutrition and enhances policies to integrate physical activity and healthier eating habits into school environments.
Tyson also has provided funding to the Boys and Girls Club of Benton County for the past two summers providing nutritious meals and education for their summer nutrition program, as well as donating $250,000 to the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas for the Pathway to Prosperity Endowment Campaign.
The Tyson Foods Fellows program shares the company’s knowledge about production, agriculture and sustainability around the world in an effort to teach those that rely on subsistence agriculture but don’t have the capabilities to produce a sustainable source of food. Tyson also sponsored the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Environmental Stewardship Award and collaborated with The Nature Conservancy to conserve water quality in northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri.
To participate in community development, the company made monetary donations to the Pattee Park Soccer Complex in Perry, Iowa, the Ronald McDonald House in Little Rock, Ark., and the Downtown Springdale Alliance.To view the full report click here.