Tate & Lyle joins community partners in breaking record at one of the largest single-day food drives in the US

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Setting a record at the WSOY Community Food Drive, Illinois, US,  with the help of our employees and community partners.

10 October 2016 (Decatur, IL, US) – Tate & Lyle and its employees joined forces with other partners from across the Decatur, Illinois community to help radio station WSOY’s Community Food Drive hit a new donation record – collecting more than 1,400,895 pounds (635 metric tonnes) of food for local families in need in just 12 hours.

The WSOY Community Food Drive is one of the largest single-day food drives in the US and is celebrating 15 years and over 6.5 million pounds (2,948 metric tonnes) of food donations. Tate & Lyle has been a long-standing partner of this event.

Last year, 1.271 (577 metric tonnes) million pounds of food was collected during the twelve-hour radio broadcast and, this year, organizers set the goal of 1.3 million pounds (589 metric tonnes).

“This is an outstanding result and testament to community partnership,” says Jennifer Walker, Manager, Communications and Community Relations, Tate & Lyle. “And, we are proud to have supported the drive in a number of ways – from incentives for local schools, a corporate donation and individual donations coming from our own employees. Our congratulations go out to everyone who joined the effort and helped to make a difference for families in our community.”

About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants).  It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2020, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.9 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or Linkedin.

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