Tyson Food Service is donating 10,000 pounds of chicken to three Atlanta-based organizations as part of its participation in Plate magazine’s conference, PlateCooks.
The Atlanta Community Food Bank will receive 5,000 pounds of frozen chicken, and Teens at Work, a not-for-profit organization teaching culinary skills to at-risk youth, and the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Academy of Redan High School, which provides hands-on experience that can lead to further study or direct entry to a career in foodservice, will each receive 2,500 pounds of chicken.
In addition Tyson is increasing its total donation by 100 pounds for every “like” received (up to 250) on the Tyson Food Service Facebook page between October 14 and October 31.
The donation emphasizes two vital areas of focus for Tyson Food Service: hunger relief and supporting the development and training of tomorrow’s foodservice professionals. In 2000, the Arkansas-based company announced a commitment to feed those in need. Over the past decade, that has translated to more than 76 million pounds of Tyson products donated to hunger and disaster relief organizations nationwide.
In addition, Tyson Food Service supports a variety of programs and initiatives designed to prepare students for entry into foodservice careers at many levels. For more information visit www.tysonfoodservice.com.