Tyson Donates Thousands Of Pounds Of Chicken To Oklahoma Food Banks

Friday, March 25th 2011, 6:36 pm
By: News On 6

Terry Hood, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Friday was a banner day in the effort to fight hunger in Oklahoma.

Tyson foods pulled into the University of Tulsa Friday with a full semi truck load: 29,000 pounds. of chicken.

TU football players helped parcel it out to food banks and pantries throughout eastern Oklahoma that serve needy families.

Tulsa native and former OU football star Spencer Tillman was one of the organizers of the event. He says in today's economy, more and more families worry about putting food on the table.

"The statistics don't lie," he said. "I think one in four Americans go to bed with hunger as a part of their thinking process for that day and we don't think about that in America.

The Community Food bank serves as many as 60,000 people a week in eastern Oklahoma.

Tulsa's stop was one of many for Tyson. This month they're donating a million pounds of chicken to food banks around the country.