Tyson Food, Inc. and LULAC Join to Donate Over 30,000 Pounds of Chicken to Community Food Bank

Tyson Foods, Inc. and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) will join forces on Monday, September 21, 2009 to donate over 30,000 pounds of chicken to the Community Food Bank.  The chicken will be delivered to the food bank, 3003 S. Country Club Road, at 9:00 AM.

On hand to accept the donation and help unload the Tyson Chicken will be Bill Carnegie, President/CEO of the Community Food Bank and Richard Fimbres, LULAC Immediate Past National Vice President for the Elderly and member of LULAC Council 1057.  It was with Mr. Fimbres’s and LULAC’s help that this donation was made possible.

Last year, the Community Food Bank distributed over 22 million pounds of food in Southern Arizona, enough for over 48,000 meals daily.  That is a 38% increase over the previous year.  “The current economic downturn in Southern Arizona has impacted those who least can afford it,” said Bill Carnegie.  “This generous donation from Tyson Foods will help feed thousands of hungry families in Southern Arizona.”

Tyson Foods has donated more than 50 million pounds of product to hunger and disaster relief efforts since 2000.

LULAC is the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States.  The group advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide.

Interviews and photo opportunities will be available at the Community Food Bank on September 21st.

For more information, contact Jack Parris at (520) 622-0525 x 215.