33,000 lbs Protein Donated by Tyson’s at #TransformFFA

Jamie Johansen

ffa-16-368-editedDuring the 89th National FFA Convention, Tyson Foods donated a truck load of protein to Gleaners Food Bank as part of the National FFA Days of Service. The truck carried 1,546 cases of chicken totally over 33,000 pounds of protein and 100 FFA member volunteers took time to unload it all.

I stopped by the Tyson Foods booth during the FFA Expo to learn more about Tyson’s commitment to the FFA from Annetta Tiery, Corporate Social Responsibility Director, Tyson Foods, Inc. “At Tyson Foods, our corporate philanthropic focus is hunger relief. We donate a lot of protein throughout the year to various Feeding America food banks across the country. We are also longtime supporters of the FFA. For over 40 years we have been supporting this great organization.”

Annetta said that protein is very hard to come by at food banks and knows it will really make a difference for families in the Indianapolis area.

Tyson Foods’ #MyAgStory again made an appearance in their booth during the National FFA Convention Expo. “By using #MyAgStory we are asking FFA members to share what they do in agriculture. Whether that is working on the farm, going into ag communications or ag business everybody has a role to play.”

Listen to my complete interview with Annetta to learn more: Interview with Annetta Tiery, Tyson Foods

Be sure to check out even more action by viewing the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo Photo Album.

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