Tyson Foods Inc. donated 20,000 pounds of chicken to the Veterans' Holiday Celebration and Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, contributing 80,000 meals as part of an effort to feed people in need and show its commitment for hiring military veterans, reservists and their family members.


On the first Sunday of every December, the VA of Greater Los Angeles, VA Voluntary Service, more than 100 restaurants, local businesses and the community at large hold an event with the objective of providing a memorable meal, gifts and entertainment for the area's military veterans. In addition, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank distributes more than 62 million pounds of food annually throughout its service area. One million Los Angeles residents, including children and seniors, receive emergency food assistance each year from the food bank and its 900 member agencies. "This is a very generous donation from Tyson," said Michael Flood, president and CEO of the food bank. "High-quality proteins, especially chicken, are an important nutritional component for our inventory and are in high demand by our agencies and clients.