Tyson Foods Inc. is commemorating 10 years of hunger relief efforts by donating 1 million pounds of food during September, which is national Hunger Action Month.

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Tyson made its initial plans to tackle the subject of hunger relief in 1999, beginning its campaign the next year. "Since 2000, hunger relief has become a significant part of our company's culture," said Tyson President and CEO Donnie Smith. "We have donated food in 48 states — including the ones where we have plants — in the past 10 years. We will continue to fight domestic hunger as we go into our second decade of action." Tyson has partnerships with organizations like Share Our Strength, Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest) and Lift Up America. In the last five years, Tyson's employees have raised more than $350,000 for the cause.