FLINT, Mich., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to help Flint families dealing with an unprecedented water and economic crisis, the nation's largest union for food workers, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) has teamed up with some of America's largest food manufacturers for a massive multi-ton donation of high-quality food to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Michigan.
As part of this effort, some of America's best-known food manufacturers and longtime UFCW partners, including Cargill, ConAgra Foods, Hormel Foods, JBS USA, Pinnacle Foods, Downs Food Group and Ryder Logistics have joined forces to bring relief to Flint families in need. Together they've donated more than 60 tons of beef, pork, poultry, canned meats, ready-to-eat soups and pastas, and peanut butter.
WHAT: Press conference announcing large multi-state donation effort to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint, Mich.
WHERE: Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, 2312 Lapeer Road
WHEN: 12 p.m. (noon), Thursday, March 24, 2016
AUDIO/VISUALS: Large semi-trucks of donated food as well as a display of donated food, local UFCW members, food company officials and food bank officials.
More than 125,000 pounds of food from eight companies in eight states and nine UFCW locals.
Products included are: Beef, ground beef, peanut butter, pork, poultry, canned chicken, Chef Boyardee, Hormel chili, Dinty Moore Compleats beef stew, Peter Pan peanut butter, Skippy peanut butter singles, and Vienna Sausages.
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SOURCE United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Union