NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Titans are teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to encourage Titans fans to bring non-perishable food donations to LP Field prior to the team's Monday Night Football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"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."
Second Harvest volunteers will be stationed around LP Field at the seven charity drop sites to collect non-perishable food donations beginning at 5:30 p.m. 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 also be accepting donations in-store – fans should look for the Second Harvest donation barrels that are located in the front of their neighborhood store. Second Harvest also offers fans and supporters the opportunity to donate through a virtual food drive now through the end of the season at http://shfbmt.convio.net/goto/TitansFoodDrive2014.
"We want to make it simple and easy for everyone to get involved in the fight against hunger by offering various opportunities to donate online, at Kroger and at the game," said Elizabeth Bradbury, Communications Manager at Second Harvest. "All donations collected will help feed hungry children, families and seniors in Tennessee during this holiday season."
Most needed food items include:
*• canned tuna or chicken *
• *peanut butter *
• *canned vegetables *
• *cereal *
• *canned fruit *
• *pasta *
• canned soups & stews
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 hunger in our community, visit secondharvestmidtn.org.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 450 non-profit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.