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April 8, 2004

Albany -- One of America's largest food companies makes a huge donation to fight hunger in Southwest Georgia.

Tyson Foods donated 35-thousand pounds of chicken to the Salvation Army. The cases of chicken were unloaded off a truck and will be stored at Flint River Services cooler.

That's enough chicken for 175-thousand meals. The Salvation Army in Albany feeds over 100 people a day, seven days a week. They are on pace to serve 27-thousand meals this year through their transit shelters and community feeding programs.

 Salvation Army Commanding Officer Major James Amburgey said "This will last us about one year. Of course we are going to give some to other Salvation Armies and other local charitable organizations that need it. And I imagine we'll give some to people to take home and fix. It will be used all around."

In the last three years, Tyson Foods has donated more than 18 million pounds of food.

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