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    LULAC and Tyson Foods team together ... 07gift.txt

    America's Second Harvest, LULAC and Tyson Foods Team Up To Fight Hunger
    Tyson announces donation of one million pounds of protein over next three year
    This article was published on Saturday, July 14, 2007 10:34 PM CDT in Our Town
    By A Special to The Morning News
    Email this story Print this story Comment on this story Tyson Foods, the League of United Latin American Citizens and America's Second Harvest -- The Nation's Food Bank Network are teaming up to address the issue of hunger among Latino communities in the U.S.

    The three announced Tuesday the formation of a coalition that will produce an in-depth study of the extent and root causes of hunger among Latinos.

    The announcement was made at Chicago's Navy Pier in conjunction with LULAC's annual convention, which was under way in Chicago. Tyson Foods also pledged to donate one million pounds of food over a period of three years to America's Second Harvest food banks serving Latino and Hispanic populations. To announce the collaboration and to kick off the pledge, representatives from Tyson Foods made an initial donation of a truckload of more than 35,000 pounds of protein products to the Chicago Food Depository, whose member agencies serve Latino communities in the Chicago area.

    "These three organizations are uniquely qualified to address the issue of hunger in Latino communities," said Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of America's Second Harvest. "We have worked with Tyson Foods for years to help alleviate hunger across the country, and by working with LULAC, we can specifically target hunger among the Latino population." According to the 2007 Hunger Almanac, the nation's most comprehensive guide to understanding the facts about domestic hunger and poverty, approximately 17 percent of individuals who are served by foodbanks in America's Second Harvest's network are Latino or Hispanic.

    "Food security is a human right and LULAC believes everyone should have access to nutritional and culturally relevant food." said Rosa Rosales, national LULAC president. "We are excited about partnering with American's Second Harvest and Tyson Foods to meet the moral obligation that we have as leaders to participate in meaningful efforts to insure no one goes to bed hungry."

    The ongoing partnership will draw on the strengths of all of the partners to explore the issue of hunger in Latino populations, and to initiate solutions where possible.

    Tyson has participated in the fight against hunger nationwide through a partnership with Share Our Strength, and America's Second Harvest -- The Nation's Food Bank Network. Share Our Strength is a nonprofit agency that inspires and organizes individuals and businesses to share their strengths in innovative ways to help end childhood hunger in the United States. America's Second Harvest is the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the country with more than 200 food banks in its network.

    Since Tyson's partnership with hunger relief organizations began in 2000, the company has provided more than 42 million pounds of chicken, beef and pork to benefit more than 400 hunger relief organizations across the U.S.

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    Oh, I wish we would get together and stop buying chicken and let them have just tons of it to donate. Donations are good - buys lots of PR and gives lots of tax breaks, but if we aren't buying it - it doesn't add to the bottom line.

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    we can specifically target hunger among the Latino population
    Racist! Why only the latino population? If someone is white, black or asian and hungry are they going to be turned away just because they are the wrong color?

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