Partnership helps Puerto Rico
Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:00 am
Tyson Foods Inc., Walmart and the League of United Latin American Citizens have joined efforts to donate about 30,400 pounds of chicken breast filet fritters, rib meat and tenders that will be distributed to non-profit organizations throughout Puerto Rico.
The donation is part of a 1 million pound, three-year joint commitment of Tyson Foods and LULAC to fight hunger, according to a news release.
“LULAC believes that eradicating hunger and malnutrition is a moral responsibility,” LULAC national president Margaret Moran said. “The LULAC 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 LULAC programs, services and advocacy, we will continue to tackle important issues by making information and resources available to the community.”
Over 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,” Tyson Foods director of federal governmental relations Nora Venegas said. “We are truly committed to hunger relief and we are proud that this is Tyson Foods’ first food donation in Puerto Rico.”
“At Walmart, we’re focused on how we can make positive change in the communities where we operate and we’re working to lead on social issues,” Walmart senior director of corporate affairs Mark Espinoza said. “Walmart has made a significant commitment to fighting hunger and we’re excited to be able to help deliver this healthy, nutritious and needed food as an extension of our hunger relief commitment.”
The League of United Latin American Citizens is the largest and oldest volunteer-based civil rights organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities.