Fighting Hunger by the Truckload

Fighting Hunger by the Truckload

Have you ever wondered what 30,000 lbs of chicken looks like? Probably not. As part of the Hunger Heroes campaign in 2014, Tyson Foods partnered with us to donated product to food banks in North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia.

Donating 30,000 lbs of protein to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC
Donating 30,000 lbs of protein to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC

On Feb. 10, 2015, staff members from Champions for Kids and Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC got to see what truckloads (literally!) of donated protein looked like.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC fights daily to meet the challenges of hunger in its community. In fact:

  • 1 in 6 people living in Northwest North Carolina turn to Second Harvest Food Bank’s network for food assistance.
  • 32 percent of those who receive food assistance through Second Harvest Food Bank’s network of partner food assistance programs are children under the age of 18…(read more here)

Being chronically hungry can have disastrous affects on childhood development, education, community development and more.

This is what 30,000 lbs of chicken looks like.
This is what 30,000 lbs of chicken looks like.

By joining organizations likeTyson Foods (which has donated over 100 million lbs of protein since 2000, by the way), Second Harvest Food Bank, and schools, we stand a real chance in putting a dent on food insecurity. This community effort and ownership of the issue means making a real difference, one truckload at a time.

What do you think? What kind of collaboration would you like to see in your community to fight hunger?

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