Titans Conduct Annual Food Drive at Game Against Colts

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Fill-a-bag Food Drive Benefitting Second Harvest aims to set record for largest NFL Food Drive

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans, United Healthcare, Kroger, American Paper and Twine and Leap Marketing are teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank to encourage Titans' fans to bring non- perishable food donations to LP Field prior to kick off this Thursday, Nov., 14.

"Food donations are critical as more and more families rely on Second Harvest and our partners for emergency food assistance," said Jaynee Day, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.  "This food drive is a great opportunity for Titans' fans to help us fight hunger in our community."

United Healthcare and Second Harvest volunteers will be stationed around LP Field at each charity drop off zone to collect non-perishable food donations, beginning at 5 pm until 15 minutes after kickoff.

"Our fans have been great supporters of our various drives and with the increased need seen by our partners at Second Harvest, we are encouraging our fans to more than ever remember our food drive and bring these needed items to our game," said Titans Executive Vice-President Don MacLachlan.

Area Kroger stores will have pre-packaged food donation bags available and will also accept donations in-store.  Second Harvest also offers fans and supporters the opportunity to donate through a virtual food drive now through Nov. 14 at www.secondharvestmidtn.org/titansfooddrive

"We are making it simple and easy for everyone to help this year by offering opportunities to donate online, at Kroger and at the game," said Tasha Kennard, Vice President at Second Harvest.  "All donations collected will help feed hungry children, families and seniors in Tennessee during the holiday season."

MOST NEEDED FOOD ITEMS INCLUDE:

• canned tuna
• canned chicken 
• peanut butter  
• canned vegetables  
• cereal    
• canned fruit   
• pasta   
• canned soups
• canned stews

About Second Harvest Food Bank: 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. 

In Tennessee, one in six adults and one in four children struggle with hunger. More than 1,000,000 Tennesseans are at risk of hugner.  You can help. Learn more about how you can get involved and feed hope during this holiday season.  For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and the challenge, visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org or call the Food Bank at 615-329-3491.

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