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Tyson Foods gives 27K lbs. of food to Ark. pantry

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Tyson Foods has donated more than 27,000 pounds of chicken to the Arkansas Rice Depot.

The donation to the statewide food bank arrived Wednesday. Arkansas Rice Depot President and CEO Laura Rhea says the donation is essential to help the food bank support dozens of pantries and thousands of people in every Arkansas county. She says the group distributes 9 million pounds of food each year.

Tyson Foods officials say meat is 1 of the most-requested and least-available foods in food banks. The company says it has donated tens of millions of pounds of meat since 2000.

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