Lift Up America, The San Diego Chargers And Tyson Foods Deliver Aid to the Less Fortunate and To Those Affected by Recent Fires

SAN DIEGO – Nov. 13, 2007 – Lift Up America and the San Diego Chargers  teamed up with Tyson Foods to deliver the gift of food to the area’s less fortunate on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007.   Chargers players were on hand to help unload two truckloads, or more than 60,000 pounds, of Tyson products, capping off a 90,000 pound donation to the region, which has been stricken by fire.
San Diego Chargers who  participated included: Kassim Osgood, Eric Weddle, Steve Gregory, Jacques Cesaire, Ryon Bingham, Scott Chandler, Chris Chambers, Marques Harris, Buster Davis, Jamal Williams and Eldra Buckley.
“Our partnership and team spirit between these great organizations has a tremendous impact,” said Dave Hannah, CEO of Lift Up America. “It is truly inspirational to see so many entities coming together with such a noble goal in mind.”
 “We’re honored to join forces with such caring organizations to help the people of the San Diego area,” said John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods. “We hope our contribution inspires others to participate in the fight against hunger”
This is the second time this fall Tyson has pitched in to help Californians.  The company recently donated 30,000 pounds of protein to help feed people affected by the October wildfires.  The food was distributed locally through the Red Cross and was enough to provide 360,000 meals.  Tyson Foods has routinely responded in times of disaster, providing food to hungry people affected by the events of 9/11, Katrina and most recently, the flooding in Minnesota.