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America’s Second Harvest, LULAC
and Tyson Foods Announce a Partnership to Study Hunger in Latino
Communities. Tyson to Pledge One Million Pounds of Protein to
Latino Communities Over the Next Three Years.
July 10, 2007
Lizette Jenness Olmos 202-833-6130 ext.16 or
Gary Mickelson, Tyson Foods Inc. (479) 290-6111
Cydnee Cochran, Mitchell Communications Group
(479) 443-4673 or (479) 366-8618
The partners will
announce the following:
A collaboration among America’s
Second Harvest LULAC and Tyson
Foods, Inc. to study the extent and
causes of hunger in Latino
communities in the U.S.
A pledge of one million pounds of
food over the next three years to be
directed to America’s Second Harvest
member food banks in communities
with Hispanic and Latino populations
An initial donation of 36,000 lbs.
of protein products to the Chicago
Representatives from the League of
United Latin American Citizens (LULAC),
America’s Second Harvest, the
Nation’s Foodbank Network and Tyson
Navy Pier (outside, on the pier)
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The event is significant
o LULAC is the largest and
oldest Hispanic Organization in the United
States, dedicated to advancing the economic
condition, educational attainment, political
influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic
o America's Second Harvest—The Nation's Food
Bank Network (A2H) is the nation's largest
charitable hunger-relief organization, with 200
member food banks across the United States.
o Tyson Foods is the world’s largest provider of
chicken, beef and pork.
o The purpose of the partnership between Tyson
Foods, America’s Second Harvest and LULAC is to
explore the issue of hunger and hunger relief
initiatives among Latino communities.
o The announcement is in conjunction with
LULAC’s annual convention, July 9-14 in Chicago.
o Visit: www.hungerinamerica.org,
www.secondharvest.org, www.tyson.com or
www.lulac.org for more information.
o Tyson has an ongoing commitment to be a leader
and supporter of hunger-relief initiatives.
Since 2000, the company has donated more than $3
million and 42 million pounds of chicken, beef
and pork products to more than 400 hunger-relief
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