Tyson Foods donated 10,000 pounds of ground beef to Community Action Partnership of Mid-Nebraska Food Bank. The food bank serves 27counties in south central Nebraska and two counties in Kansas, reports the North Platte Bulletin.

“The donated ground beef will be distributed to the pantries in all the counties in our service area,” said Rich Weiss, nutrition services director for community action partnership of Mid-Nebraska Food Bank.

“Beef Month is a great time to reflect on the hard working men and women who raise safe, nutritious beef products that feed the world,” said Nebraska Beef Council Board Chairman Steve Hanson. “This donation from Tyson is a reminder that we all can help in the fight against hunger.”

“Since we're in the food business it makes sense for our company to donate protein to feed people in need; however, we also believe in raising hunger awareness,” said Tyson Foods president and CEO Donnie Smith. “We're encouraging people across the nation, including our own team members, to step forward and get involved in the fight against hunger.”

Source: North Platte Bulletin