Tyson Foods Inc., Walmart and the League of United Latin American Citizens joined efforts on April 12 to donate about 30,400 pounds of chicken breast filet fritters, rib meat and tenders that will be distributed to nonprofit organizations throughout Puerto Rico. The League of United Latin American Citizens, Tyson, Walmart and food bank representatives attended the ceremony. The donation is part of a 1 million pound, three-year joint commitment of Tyson Foods and the League of United Latin American Citizens to fight hunger.
"We believe that eradicating hunger and malnutrition is a moral responsibility," said Margaret Moran, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens. "The partnership with Tyson Foods is especially significant because it assists our efforts to eradicate hunger by providing access to nutritious food in the communities that need them the most. Through League of United Latin American Citizens programs, services and advocacy, we will continue to tackle important issues by making information and resources available to the community."
In the past 13 years, Tyson Foods has donated more than 90 million pounds of protein in the United States. "We realize that our fight to end hunger is a huge undertaking, both in the United States and worldwide," said Nora Venegas, director of federal governmental relations for Tyson Foods. "We are truly committed to hunger relief and we are proud that this is Tyson Foods' first food donation in Puerto Rico."