Industry News | October 21, 2010

Tyson Donates 10,000 Pounds of Chicken

Tyson Foods Inc. announced that it will donate more than 10,000 pounds of chicken to three metro Atlanta organizations. The donation supports two principles important to Tyson: hunger relief and the advancement of foodservice. Beneficiaries of the donation include the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Redan High School Culinary Program, and Teens at Work.

Tyson will provide a base donation of 10,000 pounds of frozen chicken, with 5,000 pounds benefitting the Atlanta Community Food Bank, 2,500 pounds for Teens at Work, and 2,500 pounds for the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Academy of Redan High School.

In addition, Tyson will increase the donations to these three organizations by 100 pounds for every “like,” up to 250, received on the Tyson Food Service Facebook page before October 31. Donations are being made in honor of chefs who attended the PlateCooks! regional culinary event at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Atlanta on October 12.

Tyson Foods has donated more than 77 million pounds of food to hunger relief and disaster relief organizations nationwide since 2000. In September, the company marked its 10th anniversary of active support for hunger relief nationwide with 750,000 pounds in food donations to 20 food banks in 20 states across the country.

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