Tyson Foods Awards $24,000 Grant

HOUSE OF HOPE RESCUE MISSION RECEIVES GRANT FROM TYSON FOODS FOR $24,000

Springdale, AR. – June 7, 2017 – House of Hope Rescue Mission is pleased to announce it has received a $24,000 grant from Tyson Foods. Funding from this grant will support the House of Hope Rescue Mission feed the hungry and assist the homeless in Northwest Arkansas.

The House of Hope Rescue mission provides for the basic needs of the homeless and needy in Northwest Arkansas.  On average 300-400 people visit the House of Hope in search of a hot meal each week. The need for nutritional meals within our community continues to grow.  The House of Hope is located in Downtown Springdale, within walking distance of many of the impoverished areas of our city. Funding from this grant will help provide for the basic needs of individuals visiting the House of Hope Rescue Mission, including a hot nutritious meal, food from our pantry, and access to showers and laundry facilities for hygiene. Funding will also support our new Social Services program. In February 2017, the House of Hope Rescue Mission hired a Licensed Social Worker and Case Manager to address the underlying cause of a person’s situation through one-on-one assessment, follow up, and direction to the proper resources they need.

 “We are extremely thankful to Tyson Foods for their support of the House of Hope Rescue Mission.  The monies received from this grant will help insure the continuation and expansion of our services to the Northwest Arkansas community.  It is our goal to not only provide for our clients’ basic needs, but to further assist them by offering counseling and social services in an effort to help clients begin to rebuild their lives.” says Rhonda Landreth, board President.

“We’re committed to helping create healthier communities where we live and work,” said Debra Vernon, senior director, corporate social responsibility, Tyson Foods. “The House of Hope offers a variety of critical services, including hunger relief, and this investment will help impact even more lives.”

As part of its renewed commitment to hunger relief, Tyson Foods has pledged $50 million in cash and in-kind donations by 2020 in the fight against hunger.