Los Angeles Receives 30,000 Pounds of Food from LULAC and Tyson Foods Partnership
October 22, 2014
Contact: Jossie Flor Sapunar
Low-income individuals and families of the community could receive free chicken, produce, canned goods, CalFresh program enrollment assistance, and legal advice at last week's food donation.
Given the influx of unaccompanied children that arrived over the summer, the donation was particularly timely. In Los Angeles, more than 2,000 unaccompanied minors live with families awaiting refugee status determination. For more information on LULAC's Border Children Relief Project, visit LULAC.org/relief.
A woman receives Tyson chicken for her family. A total 151,000 pounds of chicken will be donated as part of the joint project with partners LULAC and Tyson Foods.
All attendees, including families with Central American refugee children, were able to receive free legal assistance courtesy of Bet Tzedek Legal Services, a local non-profit organization that provides high-quality, free legal services to low-income, disabled and elderly people of all racial and religious backgrounds.
“This great partnership between Tyson, LULAC and our partner agency All Peoples Community Center was able to serve thousands of individuals in Los Angeles County with food that is the most in demand - high quality chicken,” said Eli Lipmen, director of marketing at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.
The next donation event is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Miami, Florida. To volunteer, email Sindy Benavides
“There is a large need for protein in these areas and we are able to fill that void,” said Nora Venegas, director of government relations for Tyson Foods.
The line to receive free food and services wrapped around the building.
A little boy from Los Angeles receives food on World Food Day, which calls people to join the effort to eliminate hunger.
While their parents stand in line, some children played on the slide. There are nearly 2,000 unaccompanied refugee children in Miami, where the next event is scheduled.