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Tyson Donates 3,200 Chickens To Salvation Army Angel Tree

Program Helps Needy Families With Christmas Meals And Gifts For Children

Posted: December 17, 2013 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO DAVID GOTTSCHALK Michael Bahn, left, with Redman & Associates LLC and K.D. Graham, Salvation Army warehouse manager, unload 589 ride-on-top toys and scooters donated by Redman & Associates on Monday at one of two Salvation Army Angel Tree warehouses in Springdale. The Angel Tree program will begin distributing gifts and food this morning and Wednesday to more than 2,800 children in the Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and Fayetteville areas.

Families in need will have chicken with their Christmas dinner this year because of a donation from Tyson Foods Inc., said Maj. N.J. Pope, Northwest Arkansas area commander for the Salvation Army.

By The Numbers

Food Insecurity

19.7 percent: Arkansas food insecurity rate.

27.8 percent: Arkansas child food insecurity rate.

14.5 percent: U.S. households in 2010 that were food insecure.

560,000: People in Arkansas who are food insecure.

200,000: Children in Arkansas who are at risk of hunger.

Source: Staff Report

By The Numbers

Tyson Donations

1.3 million: Pounds of protein donated in Arkansas in 2013.

18 million: Pounds of food donated to hunger relief agencies since 2010.

$10 million: Donations to community charities since 2010.

94 million: Pounds of protein donated since 2001.

Source: Staff Report

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