LULAC and Tyson Foods Partner to Donate a Truckload of Protein to The Food Bank for New York City

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Over the next month, Tyson Foods and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will be donating more than 151,000 pounds of protein to food pantries in California, Washington D.C., New York, Texas, and Florida.

LULAC and Tyson Foods donated a truckload of chicken to the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, D.C. on October 4, 2014.

Over the next month, Tyson Foods and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will be donating more than 151,000 pounds of protein to food pantries in California, Washington D.C., New York, Texas, and Florida. Each will receive approximately 30,000 pounds. These food banks have a strong commitment and history of providing help in areas with high rates of childhood hunger.

WHAT:         Tyson Foods, Inc. and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) are partnering to donate a truckload of protein to the Food Bank for New York City. Included in the event will be opportunities to mingle with representatives from the Food Bank for New York City, Tyson Foods, LULAC, and New York community leaders.

WHEN:         Saturday, October 11
                        11:00 A.M.

WHERE:        Beth Hark Christian Counseling Center
                        2-26 East 120th Street
New York, New York 10035

WHO:             Food Bank for New York City, representative
Beth Hark Christian Counseling Center, representative
Tyson Foods Director-Federal Government Relations, Nora Venegas
LULAC National Vice President for the Northeast, Ralina Cardona

WHY:             The event is significant because:

  •     Protein is the most requested from and least provided at food banks.
  •     In addition to the truckload donation in New York City, Tyson and LULAC will also be donating truckloads in Los Angeles, California, Houston, Texas, and Miami, Florida.
  •     Food Bank for New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years

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