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Tyson Foods donates $80,000 to Kids’ Food Basket

BY MiBiz Staff Friday, May 13, 2016 01:02pm

International food processor and marketer Tyson Foods, Inc. has contributed $80,000 to the Sack Supper program at Kids’ Food Basket.

The nonprofit’s program provides evening meals costing approximately $1 to food insecure children across West Michigan. In less than a year, over 900,000 sack suppers have been served since July of last year, with a vast majority of those being in the Grand Rapids area.

This is the second year that Tyson Foods has partnered with Kids’ Food Basket.

“One in five children in Michigan is affected by hunger,” Bridget Clark Whitney, executive director of Kids’ Food Basket, said in a statement. “Our goal is to increase the number of children fed through the Sack Supper program over the school year, and the support of this initiative is critical. We can’t have a strong community without strong kids. We are so grateful for the support of Tyson Foods Foundation and their dedication to providing local children with the nutrition they need to thrive.”

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