JACKSON, Miss - Walmart, Bimbo Bakeries USA, and Tyson Foods teamed up to donate 15,000 pounds of food to Mississippi Food Network through a partnership with Feeding America® to help end hunger across the United States during Hunger Action Month.
Representatives from each of the organizations recently visited Mississippi Food Network to deliver the food and tour the facility. As part of this partnership, Walmart, Bimbo Bakeries USA, and Tyson Foods donated 5,000 pounds of bread and 10,000 pounds of chicken that will be given to individuals and families over the coming weeks.
“We are so thankful for the incredible support from these four organizations,” said Marilyn Blackledge, Director of External Affairs at Mississippi Food Network. “This donation will allow us to help more residents in Mississippi who are struggling to get the meals needed to live a healthy life.”
Mississippi Food Network is located in Jackson, Miss., where more than 21.5 percent of residents in the 56 counties the food bank serves lack access to regular meals every day. With more than 41 million people facing hunger throughout the entire United States – including nearly 13 million children and five million seniors – supporting the food banks that serve these Americans in need has never been more important.
Through its partnerships and individual donations, Feeding America – the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States – provides food to millions of Americans through a network of 200 member food banks and 60,000 partner agencies.
About Bimbo Bakeries USA
Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU) is a leader in the baking industry, known for its category leading brands, innovative products, freshness and quality. Our team of 20,000 U.S. associates operates more than 50 manufacturing locations in the United States. Over 11,000 distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Arnold®, Artesano®, Ball Park®, Bimbo®, Boboli®, Brownberry®, Entenmann's®, eureka!®, Little Bites®, Marinela®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, and Thomas'®. BBU is owned by Mexico's Grupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V., the world's largest baking company with operations in 32 countries.
About Feeding America
Feeding America® is the largest hunger-relief organization in the Unites States. Through a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, we provide meals to more than 46 million people each year. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste and improve food security among the people we serve; educates the public about the problem of hunger; and advocates for legislation that protects people from going hungry. Visit www.feedingamerica.org and find us on Facebook..
About Tyson Foods
Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Founded in 1935 by John W. Tyson and grown under three generations of family leadership, the company has a broad portfolio of products and brands like Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, ibp® and State Fair®. Tyson Foods innovates continually to make protein more sustainable, tailor food for everywhere it’s available and raise the world’s expectations for how much good food can do. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 114,000 team members. Through its Core Values, Tyson Foods strives to operate with integrity, create value for its shareholders, customers, communities and team members and serve as stewards of the animals, land and environment entrusted to it. Visit www.tysonfoods.com.