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Pounds of chicken donated to Food Bank

Food Bank of Western New York
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Food Bank worker brings in chicken donation

By Ashley Hassett

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Buffalo, NY – Pounds of chicken have been donated to the Food Bank of Western New York.

Tyson Foods and Delaware North Companies donated 29,000 pounds of boneless chicken breast Tuesday.

Tyson Foods donates over six million pounds of food each year. Tyson's Tom Trainor said Buffalo is the first of many cities to receive a large donations to help fight hunger.

"Americans consider hunger a real problem nationally. There willing to become involved, but they need to be shown how, and how it directly impacts their own communities. We believe creating more awareness, creates more involvement," said Trainor.

The Food Banks Gary Maybach said the donation will help feed four counties that are in need, such as Chautauqua and Niagara Counties. He said the food bank strives to provide their clients with healthy food.

"This year alone we'll ship 13-million pounds of food out to the needy in Western New York and those four counties. We like to get food that is nutritious, with a lot of protein in it and that's what this donation is going to do," said Maybach.

The Food Bank said this contribution will help feed the every growing need through out the region.

You can listen to the donation news conference at the Food Bank Tuesday by clicking on the above audio.