One Egg Haiti Spring 2017
Tyson Foods and Cobb-Vantress Partner with OneEgg Haiti
Accessing the most basic necessity to sustain life is a challenge for many people in the island nation of Haiti. Hunger is chronic as one hundred thousand children under five years of age suffer from malnutrition in part due to the lack of access to animal protein. In an effort to help combat hunger in Haiti, Tyson Foods, Inc. provided a $341,490 grant to OneEgg.
The money is being used for construction of an egg-producing farm in Haiti that will provide animal protein to undernourished children while also establishing an economically sustainable business model from the sale of eggs produced at the farm.
As part of its corporate social responsibility efforts, employees of Tyson Foods and Cobb-Vantress, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tyson Foods, have provided technical assistance and training to previous OneEgg projects in Rwanda and Uganda, but Haiti marks the first financial commitment from the company.
The farm will produce a continuous supply of eggs for sale in local markets, while providing new jobs for local residents. As a not for-profit project sponsored by Tyson Foods and Cobb-Vantress, the proceeds from this enterprise will remain in Haiti and keep the farm operational.
“We’re extremely grateful to Tyson Foods and Cobb-Vantress for this generous gift to OneEgg Haiti,” said Chris Ordway, executive director, OneEgg. “The opportunity to create a sustainable, egg-producing farm will have a lasting and life-changing impact on the people of Haiti.”
Check out the press release.