Tyson Foods and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) are supporting the greater Atlanta community by donating 4,774 cases (38,526 lbs.) of assorted Jimmy Dean and Hillshire Farm products to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.
For the past five years, Tyson Foods and NACS have teamed up to support the community that they call “home” during the annual NACS Show, the global convenience and fuel retailing’s premier industry event. This year’s NACS Show (nacsshow.com) is taking place in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center from October 1-4.
Hunger affects every community in the United States. Each year, an estimated 755,400 (or 1 in 7) people in metro Atlanta and north Georgia turn to Atlanta Community Food Bank partner agencies for food. Clients visit agencies an average of 8 times a year. In the Food Bank's 29-county service area, 14.6% of people are food insecure and 21.1% of children are food insecure. For the Atlanta Community Food Bank service area, 80,600 people are served each week by programs supported through the Food Bank.
From thousands of food bank donations over the years, grants to community organizations, and hunger-related volunteerism, Tyson Foods focuses on hunger relief efforts. In 2015, Tyson Foods announced its renewed 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.
There are more than 153,000 convenience stores in the United States that serve 165 million customers each day. NACS works with organizations that support convenience retailers in their efforts to reduce food waste and provide hunger relief.