Tyson Foods, Inc., Storm Lake's largest employer, announced Tuesday that it will join the Millennium Promise program, collaborating in the fight against poverty by launching a six-month corporate service fellowship.
Tyson is loaning Millennium Promise, an international non-profit organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty, the skills and energies of an experienced corporate executive for six months.
Jenise Huffman, an executive for Tyson, will use her management and strategic development skills to assist Millennium Promise.
The New York-based group works to make real change in the lives of the more than one billion people worldwide struggling to survive on less than $1 a day. Its efforts include providing communities stricken with hunger, disease, inadequate education, and an absence of essential infrastructure, with the tools needed to become self-sustainable.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Tyson Foods in this way, and applaud the company for creating the opportunity for a corporate executive to connect with an organization working to make global change," said Jeffrey Flug, CEO and Executive Director of Millennium Promise. "Through her experiences and training at Tyson, Jenise Huffman is uniquely qualified to help our organization position itself to eliminate extreme poverty, hunger and disease."
"It's an honor to help support the important work of Millennium Promise," said Archie Schaffer, senior vice president of External Relations for Tyson. "The service Jenise will provide will be an extension of our ongoing commitment in the fight against hunger."
Since 2000, Tyson has donated $3 million and more than 49 million pounds of chicken, beef and pork products to hunger-relief efforts.