Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee sets goal to collect 50,000 pounds of food in honor of Titans 50th Anniversary **
|The Tennessee Titans and Second Harvest Food Bank will conduct their annual food drive prior to Sunday's game at LP Field.|
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans gladly teams up again with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for the annual food drive as they take on theBuffalo Bills on Sunday, November 15th**.
The Titans and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee are challenging Titans fans to donate 50,000 pounds of food, a record breaking amount that signifies the Titans/Oilers franchise 50th Anniversary.
With the proven generosity of Titans fans in past drives, the amount of food collected could exceed well over 50,000 pounds.* *Donations will be accepted by Second Harvest Food Bank at the Game Day Drive Collection Points at LP Field at 10:00 am when the gates open to LP Field until kick off.
"If every fan attending the game donates at least one pound of non perishable food, then Titans fans will raise 68,000 pounds of food that will result in thousands of meals for hungry families in Middle Tennessee," said Jaynee Day, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
The donations needed most include
- canned tuna or chicken
- peanut butter
- canned vegetables
- canned fruit
- macaroni & cheese
In addition to the Food Drive, Campbell's Chunky soup is inviting Titans fans to show their team spirit and help give back to their local communities through its annual "Click for Cans" online competition. NFL Fans around the country will have the chance to click and vote for their favorite team as part of "Campbell's Chunky" soup's commitment to tackling hunger in NFL communities, helping to secure much needed food donations. This program also benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Fans can vote at www.chunky.com
"Our fans have always been generous when donating to our community drives and we are confident that they will do so in this time of need" stated Bob Hyde, Vice President of Community Relations of the Tennessee Titans. "We can all make a difference and our community needs our support now more than ever."
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. The Food Bank's mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org.
TITANS REMAINING STADIUM DRIVES:
Nov. 15 - Food Drive
Nov. 29 -Coat Drive
Dec. 13 - Toys for Tots Drive
Dec. 20 - Nurses for Newborns Baby Shower