Got Protein? We do, thanks to Tyson Foods!

That's a big truck.

In partnership with MillerCoors and Walmart, Tyson Foods has donated more than 30,000 pounds of food, or as Bill likes to call it, a tractor trailer full of protein.

We were able to have Paul Davis, Vice President of Customer Development of Tyson Foods; Glen Watkins, Senior Manager, Public Affairs and Government Relations of Walmart-Southeast Region; and Tony Mays, MillerCoors Chain Sales Manager, join Bill as the truck arrived and was unloaded. We also had Darren Kendall from Sen. Saxby Chambliss' office and Amy Isakson Turner from Sen. Johnny Isakson's office here.

Protein is important in a diet. It helps your body stay strong, and even gives you a spring in your step for a longer period of time. Sadly, those who are food insecure have a hard time getting enough protein.

“This donation is one we look forward to with great anticipation each year because protein is much harder to come by,” says Bill. “We often have to supplement our inventory by purchasing meats and other foods high in protein so we can offer our partner agencies the most nutritious mix of food possible. In the end, it means more families in need are receiving healthier food when they seek assistance.”

Earlier this year, Tyson launched the "Know Hunger" campaign to raise hunger awareness. As part of the campaign, the company released the results of a survey which found that one in four Americans is worried about having enough money to put food on the table in the next year. Another key finding is that many Americans are unaware of how serious hunger is in their own communities.

Tyson Foods has fought hunger in the U.S. for a decade, donating more than 82 million pounds of protein, or the equivalent of 320 million meals. In addition to Feeding America, the company partners with the Food Research and Action Center, Share Our Strength, Lift Up America and the League of United Latin American Citizens to raise awareness and help feed the hungry across the nation.

We appreciate Tyson's donation--thank you to Tyson Foods, Walmart and MillerCoors for making this possible!

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