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The Associated Press August 11, 2010, 3:15PM ET

Neil Young, Tyson Foods team to help Gulf Coast

Tyson Foods Inc. says it's teaming with music legend Neil Young in an effort to relieve hunger along the Gulf Coast, hit hard economically by a spill that coated beaches with oil at a time of year when they would normally be crowded with tourists.

Tyson Foods said Tuesday in a news release that it would donate 100,000 pounds of chicken products in conjunction with special concerts Young has planned in late September in Mobile, Alabama; Panama City and Pensacola, Florida; and Biloxi, Mississippi.

Tyson said the food would be distributed to the Bay Area Food Bank, which serves Central Gulf Coast communities in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.

In addition, concert-goers are being encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the food bank. All proceeds from the sale of limited-edition Neil Young t-shirts, available only at the concerts, will also be donated to the food bank.


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