Legendary musician Neil Young and Chairman of Tyson Foods Inc. John Tyson have teamed up to help fight hunger in those communities affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill.
Tyson Foods plans to donate 100,000 pounds of chicken products (nearly 400,000 meals' worth) in conjunction with concerts Young has planned in late September. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items, which will be given along with the Tyson donation to the Bay Area Food Bank. All proceeds from the sales of a special Neil Young shirt available at the concerts will also go to the food bank. "Millions of people who live along the Gulf Coast struggle with hunger and the economic impact of the oil spill has only made matters worse," said Young. "I appreciate the willingness of John Tyson and his company to get involved by helping the regional food bank help feed those in need."