Student-athletes help distribute more than 19 tons of food to NWA Food Bank for third year in a row
WHO: Representatives from Tyson Foods, Inc., Lift Up America, the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank and more than 50 Arkansas Razorback student-athletes. Press conference speakers include Dave Hannah, founder and chairman of Lift Up America, Marge Wolf, executive director of NWA Food Bank, John Tyson of Tyson Foods, Inc. and Jeff Long, vice chancellor and director of athletics of the University of Arkansas.
WHAT: With help from Tyson Foods, the Arkansas Razorbacks and Lift Up America, the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank will receive 19 tons of food. Photo and interview opportunities will be available.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010
WHERE: Broyles Athletic Complex
350 N. Razorback Road
WHY: More than 36.2 million Americans, including 12.4 million children, are food insecure. Food insecurity in the United States is rising rapidly with the downturn in the economy and employment. Feeding America food banks across the country are experiencing significant increases in requests for food assistance, especially during the holiday season. At the same time, supplies to food banks are decreasing as donors tighten their own belts to respond to the weakening economy. Click here for more information on rising food insecurity.
Tyson Foods is the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef and pork. As part of their ongoing commitment to hunger relief, Tyson Foods is stepping up to restock local food banks with 1 million pounds of protein products. Click here for more information on Tyson and Tyson Hunger Relief.
Lift Up America and the Arkansas Razorbacks are partnering with Tyson Foods and Feeding America to raise awareness for the need for hunger relief in America for the third consecutive year.
CONTACT: Gary Mickelson, Tyson Foods, Inc., 479-290-6111, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meredith Adams, Mitchell Communications Group, 479-443-4673,email@example.com
Lana Harris, Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, 479-872-8774,firstname.lastname@example.org
Robby Edwards, University of Arkansas, 479-575-2752, email@example.com
Kevin Trainor, University of Arkansas, 479-575-2751, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy Hestand, Lift Up America, 858-485-1493, email@example.com
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