Tyson Teams Up with Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to Power the Fight Against Hunger in Camden County; Nominated Marrero Family and Surrounding Community Receive
The Marrero family’s home and community in Camden, New Jersey have been extremely made over, thanks in part to Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN), the world’s largest producer of chicken, beef and pork. Tyson teamed up with ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to unveil a new home for the Marrero family and make a donation of 20,000 pounds of meat to St. Joseph’s Church and the Food Bank of Southern New Jersey, both located in Camden.
“At Tyson, we believe it is inexcusable that 39 million Americans are at risk of hunger, 13 million of whom are children,” said Dave Hogberg, Sr. VP Consumer Products. “Over the past seven years, we have donated more than 48 million pounds of protein to hunger relief, and today, we are honored to make this food donation to the deserving and hardworking Camden community.”
ABC chose the Marrero family because of their ability to do more than just survive, but rather thrive, against the odds in Camden—a city known for its crime-ridden streets and high poverty levels. Despite suffering from a serious heart condition, being laid off of work, and raising five boys alone, the family’s patriarch, Victor Marrero, remains the rock in his family and the community.
Victor started a guidance group for other single fathers in Camden at St. Joseph’s Church, which inspired Tyson Foods to donate a freezer stocked with protein and $13,500 worth of coupons to be used at local supermarkets. In total, Tyson’s donation to St. Joseph’s and the Food Bank of Southern New Jersey is valued at more than $60,000.
In addition to its donation to Camden, Tyson supports the national efforts of America’s Second Harvest and has ongoing partnerships with hunger relief organizations like Feed The Children, Share Our Strength, and Lift Up America. Tyson seeks to engage everyone in the fight against hunger including consumers, the communities in which Tyson is located and most importantly, Tyson team members. Over the past four years, Tyson team members have raised more than half a million dollars through their own fundraising campaign called Powering the Spirit™.
About Tyson Foods, Inc.
Tyson Foods, Inc. [NYSE: TSN], founded in 1935 with headquarters in Springdale, Arkansas, is the world’s largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, the second-largest food production company in the Fortune 500 and a member of the S&P 500. The company produces a wide variety of protein-based and prepared food products and is the recognized market leader in the retail and foodservice markets it serves. Tyson provides products and service to customers throughout the United States and more than 80 countries. The company has approximately 104,000 Team Members employed at more than 300 facilities and offices in the United States and around the world. Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members. The company also strives to be faith-friendly, provide a safe work environment and serve as stewards of the animals, land and the environment entrusted to it.
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