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BAR-S Foods Co. And Chairman Timothy Day Honored With Edward C. Jones Community Service Award

Saturday, October 20, 2001

Timothy Day, chairman of Bar-S Foods Co. in Phoenix, AZ, today was honored with the American Meat Institute’s (AMI) 2001 Edward C. Jones Community Service Award. The award was presented during AMI’s International Meat, Poultry and Seafood Convention and Exposition in Chicago, IL.

The Edward C. Jones Community Service Award is presented annually to a company that embodies the charitable spirit of the late Ed Jones of Jones Dairy Farm in Fort Atkinson, WI. Day and his company were selected for their sustained commitment to the Phoenix community and all of their plant communities.

During the award presentation, AMI Chairman W. Dan Wright, president and CEO of Wright Brand Foods, Ltd. in Vernon, TX, praised their efforts.

“When Bar-S communities have needed a hand, Bar-S and its employees have been there,” Wright said. “From donations of food to scouting groups and charitable organizations to time spent Climbing to Conquer Cancer, Bar-S has a true concern for its communities.”

In its headquarters town of Phoenix, Bar-S was recognized as one of the top ten per capita corporate contributors to the Phoenix United Way. During the 1990s, Bar-S also adopted a local school attended by many needy students. Bar-S executives tutored children during their lunch hours and sponsored an annual all-school celebration at the end of each school year.

In the late 1990s, when Oklahoma City was devastated by a tornado, Bar-S was on the scene feeding police and rescue workers. In Southern California, Bar-S has fought hard against cancer and other life-threatening diseases as a major contributor to the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, CA, which conducts research and provides treatment, counseling and support for cancer patients and other seriously ill people. Day received the medical center’s Spirit of Life Award for his tireless efforts in rallying the food industry in support of City of Hope.

In 1996, when AMI organized “Operation Wienerlift,” which delivered a summertime picnic to peace-keeping troops in Bosnia, Bar-S Foods Co. was among the first and largest contributors to the effort.

Most recently, Bar-S received the Outstanding Clean Air Campaign Award from Maricopa County’s Trip Reduction Committee for encouraging ridesharing to enhance Phoenix air quality.

“It is a pleasure to pay tribute to such a worthy company,” said AMI President J. Patrick Boyle. “Bar-S’s tireless efforts set a high standard for community service in the meat and poultry industry.”

For more information contact:
Janet Riley
Vice President, Public Affairs
Josee Daoust
Manager, Public Affairs

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