Tyson Foods, Inc., is donating 30,000 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties.
Reps from the Food Bank an Tyson Foods will hand over the donation on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Food Bank offices, located at 4010 Nelson Ave. in Concord.
The event is significant because:
- As part of its 2012 “Show Us Your Nugget Face” promotion (www.ShowUsYourNuggetFace.com) - where the public voted on their favorite children pictured with Tyson Chicken Nuggets - Tyson Foods has pledged to donate 1 million pounds of food, to hunger relief organizations across America.
- The Food Bank saw a 46-percent increase in people served between 2006 and 2010.
- The number of low-income residents in Contra Costa County jumped from 16 percent in 2007 to nearly 58 percent in 2009.
-Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Counties