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It’s hard to believe that in the good ol’ US of A – the country of freedom and opportunity, with the luxury of grocery stores everywhere and fast food stores on every corner , there is an epidemic at large.
For 1 in 6 people* in the United States, hunger is a very real struggle. Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. Millions of Americans are at risk of hunger. These are often hard-working adults, children and seniors in your community who simply cannot always make ends meet and may be forced to go without food.
In an effort to help raise awareness of hunger in the United States, Tyson Foods initiated the KNOW Hunger campaign in early 2011. The project is designed to encourage people to KNOW the scope of hunger in their own communities and get involved in relief efforts, so someday there will be NO hunger in our country. The campaign launch also included Tyson’s commitment to donate one million pounds of high quality protein (boneless, skinless chicken breasts) to 37 food banks across the U.S. during the month of March. Each food bank will receive a full truck load, or about 29,000 pounds, of boneless chicken, enough to serve 116,000 meals per community.
Tyson Foods has stepped up- and even Walmart is getting involved and promising to feed 5 million kids this summer! Are you doing your part?
I talk openly to my kids about how blessed we are – I had times when I was a single Mom that we would of been added to this list of statistics if it wasn’t for friends and family who pitched in and dropped off groceries when money was tight. I can’t tell you how many nights I ate a 45 cent bag of noodles (at least I had food – and let me tell you I could make some mean noodle-hot-sauce-cracker dinners!) Because we are so blessed, my family loves to “pay it forward” whenever we can.
I love to buy from companies that give back so the kids and I made a trip to Walmart to pick up some great Tyson Food items – for us – and for a needy family who recently experienced a loss of a parent.
We grabbed some great easy to heat up Tyson Day Starts for breakfast, Tyson Grilled & Ready steak and chicken strips for a yummy lunch (so many options with these) as well as some BBQ Any’tizers , and Tyson Chicken Nuggets for dinner. We also grabbed some bread, milk and cheese to donate to the family in need.
Since we know the needy family, we decided to stop by and have my daughter give them the bags of food. They were extremely grateful, and even promised to pay it forward when they got back on their feet. My kids felt great being able to help out a needy family, and it made me feel good to know that I’m raising some pretty great kids.
What I love about Tyson is they can definitely help make dinner simple. Our family loves mexican food, but making our favorite enchilada recipe can take time – especially if you have to bake the chicken, let it cool, shred it and then season it up. Tyson’s Grilled & Ready Chicken and Steak Strips actually make it pretty easy. Through on some re-fried beans, make the enchilada sauce, get out the guac and salsa and bam! Dinner is served!
Remember to HELP Tyson END THE HUNGER – join the fight and make it a #SummerOfGiving
Great that you are teaching your kids to give to those who are in need! Love it!
It’s an amazing feeling to be able to help someone who really needs it. Good for you guys for doing that.
Wonderful cause and Happy how you teach your kids to help others. Great job.
Amazing what Tysons is doing!! We too believe in Paying Forward…great that you are teaching your children that giving is so important.
Simple meals are something every busy parent needs! I know I always turn to Tyson to get something delicious on the table even on the busiest of days. I love what they are doing to help those in need.
Tyson has delicious and easy meal choices. I love the giving back aspect too!
Great initiative and way to get the whole family involved! We’re having Tyson chicken wings for dinner tonight. Yum!
I wish there was not such a stigma around low income families who struggle. Sometimes people are doing their best and are just having a hard time.
Love this campaign and an easy way to help make a difference! My daughter is loving the Tyson Day Starts by the way – just in case anyone hasn’t tried them yet!
Glad that Tyson is promoting this great campaign! Champions for Kids is a great organization
I love that you teach your kids about how you are blessed. We do that too! Thanks for sharing about this campaign with Tyson’s I’m always happy to see companies trying to help.
It is so great when companies give back like this. We try to do what we can to help our local food bank.
Great cause! It is so scary to think about much hunger there is in this country.
What a great campaign! I love that you got your kids involved too, so many children never got to appreciate the feeling of helping others from a young age.
This s a great campaign! I love to see companies stepping up to make a difference!
This is such a great campaign. I love companies that are doing great things at home, such as feeding the hungry.
I think it’s wonderful that you paid it forward. I think it’s even more wonderful that you got the kids involved, those are lifelong awesome lessons to be taught.
I really appreciate all the efforts they’re making to help stamp out hunger. It’s such a pervasive problem!
It just saddens me that so many in this great country go hungry every day. Good for Tyson for stepping up to help stomp out hunger!
I buy Tyson chicken all of the time. Happy to know I am supporting a great cause.
I love these kinds of programs, and it’s really awesome that you’re teaching them to give. That’s such an awesome feeling!
It’s so awesome that you got your kids involved in this!! Such an important cause, and I’m so happy that Tyson is a part of it since we buy their products all the time! #client
This is a great campaign! I need to get in on the giving back!
Tyson has some great products, and I love that they have campaigns like this to help those in need. Such a shame that in this day and age this is still such a large problem.
I didn’t know that Tyson had joined this campaign! A great reason to buy some Tyson chicken tomorrow.
The Tyson day starts look awesome! I am going to help for sure!
I think the program Tyson has implemented with trying to end hunger is great. Personally, I wont buy their products.
That is a great cause. We like to buy Tyson products too!
I really loved this campaign! I thought it sent a positive message and good for you for involving the kiddos! 🙂
Love this campaign and an easy way to help make a difference! Thanks for sharing this.
I’m so glad to see companies give back. It’s so easy for them to do, but it’s always a choice whether or not to do it. Kudos to Tyson. Thanks for sharing.
What a great idea for Tyson! I love to hear how companies try to make a difference in the community instead of just making a profit.
I think it’s wonderful that you’ve got the kids involved. I think kids can learn from a very early age, whether helping other families like you are, or giving to the offering plate at church.
I saw a few products in your shopping cart that I’m not familiar with, so I’ll have to go help end hunger with Tyson while trying new things in our house!
What a great campaign! I love that you involve the kids in this too!
What a great initiative. I love when companies give back.
I didn’t know Tyson was doing this. That’s great and I’m just like you. I love a company that gives back as well. I love their chicken!
What a great way to give back! And I love hearing about companies that do campaigns like this to help others in need and giving back.