The Tyson Foods Protein Innovation Fund provided $1M to 10 Feeding America food banks in nine states to fund protein-sourcing projects with the potential to be scaled and replicated across the country. In its first two years (2016-2018), the project led to more than 4.5M servings of protein sourced and distributed. This was catalytic through the ability for these projects to be scaled to other divisions of Feeding America. As part of this work, for example, Feeding Tampa Bay was awarded $50,000 to hire a full-time staff member whose main function is identifying and pursuing sources of wasted food, particularly protein, in their local supply chain. As a result, Feeding Tampa Bay is now able to source an additional 1M pounds of protein per year.