Butterball donates 6,400 pounds turkey to No Kid Hungry campaign
Donation adds to 300,000 pounds company gave to charitable organizations in 2011
Butterball LLC recently joined The Poultry Federation, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and the Arkansas Foodbank to donate 6,427 pounds of turkey products to support the No Kid Hungry Arkansas Campaign.
The campaign, which was launched in 2010 through the efforts of Share Our Strength, the alliance and the state of Arkansas, serves as a national effort to end childhood hunger in America by 2015 by connecting families facing hunger with programs that can help them. “We are so grateful for this generous donation of food which helps the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance in its mission ‘... to reduce hunger through a unified effort to provide hunger relief, education and advocacy,” said Joyce Hardy, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance-No Kid Hungry Arkansas director.
This latest donation adds to the nearly 300,000 pounds of turkey products Butterball donated to charitable organizations in 2011. “We have seen firsthand that charitable organizations across the country are struggling to feed and house a growing number of people in need,” said Rod Brenneman, president and CEO of Butterball. “Butterball is committed to partnering with charitable groups throughout its plant communities to help provide hunger relief and support the local community as we strive to serve as a strong corporate citizen.”