Tyson Foods and the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC’s) joined forces this week and donated 30,000 pounds of chicken to the Food Bank for New York City, a day ahead of LULAC’s National Convention & Exposition. “We are very excited to announce this donation,” Margaret Moran, national president of LULAC, the “nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization” for Latinos, told reporters at a news conference at the Hilton Hotel, New York.

“New York faces an increasing crisis of poverty and hunger as 1.4 million people in New York City lack access to quality, nutritious food.  In reality, that unfortunately includes 1 in 5 children,” Moran said. LULAC launched the Latinos Living Healthy initiative to reach out to Latinos across the country to try and address health disparities, like food insecurity, so that when budgets are tight and families have difficulty putting food on the table, that insecurity does not have a lasting impact on children’s health.  “This generous donation will add protein to thousands of struggling families, and we hope this will help New York families,” Moran said.