Tyson Foods part of 35,000 pound protein gift to fight hunger in southern Nevada

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Springdale-based Tyson Foods has partnered with the National Association of Convenience Stores to donate a truckload of protein totaling 35,000 pounds to Three Square Food Bank to fight hunger in southern Nevada.

Three Square will distribute the donated food, which is equivalent to 140,000 servings, through its service network of more than 1,600 community partners to reach struggling individuals and families at risk of hunger.

“No one in our community should ever have to worry about where their next meal is coming from,” said Three Square President and CEO Brian Burton. “This donation will provide a valuable protein boost to the individuals who rely on Three Square. We cannot thank Tyson Foods and the National Association of Convenience Stores enough for helping us continue to provide relief to our hungry neighbors.”

The donation was announced in conjunction with the NACS annual convention in Las Vegas this week. Since 2000, Tyson Foods has donated more than 100 million pounds of protein in the United States through various charity and hunger fighting organizations.

In 2015, Tyson Foods renewed its commitment to hunger relief by pledging $50 million in cash and in-kind donations by 2020 in the fight against hunger, with a special focus on innovative initiatives at the local level.

“Partnering with organizations like Three Square Food Bank and NACS is important to us in raising awareness about food insecurity in communities all around the U.S.,” said Mark Purvis, vice president, convenience sales for Tyson Foods. “In this community alone, Three Square served more than 37 million meals last year. We’re honored to support those extraordinary efforts.”