Titans, Second Harvest Food Bank Conducting Food Drive at Sunday's Game

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Second Harvest Food Bank will have volunteers stationed at the eight charity drop sites around LP Field to collect donations.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans will team up again with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for the annual food drive as they take on the Washington Redskins this Sunday, Nov. 21.

The collection will take place from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

The Titans and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee are challenging Titans fans to donate non-perishable food donations during the largest NFL stadium food drive to help meet the increased demand for food assistance in our community. 

Second Harvest Food Bank will have volunteers stationed at the eight charity drop sites around LP Field to collect donations. 

"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              
• cereal

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

The Titans fans have continually shown why they are the best in the NFL by participating in donation drives to help fellow Tennesseans who are less fortunate and will continue their final two collections with the Toys for Tots Drive on Dec. 5th vs. Jaguars and Soles4Souls Drive on Dec. 19th vs. Texans.

Joining the Titans this year as gameday charity drive partners is American Paper & Twine, a business partner with the Titans.  American Paper & Twine will provide trucks and drivers to collect and then deliver items for all of the charity drives, eliminating the costs and services previously incurred by the individual charities.

"We are very pleased with the fact that American Paper & Twine have stepped up to join us in our efforts to help our neighbors with these drives," said Titans Executive Vice-President Don MacLachlan.  "The Doochin family (owners of the company) have a great tradition of charitable efforts and this is another outstanding example of their willingness to help others."

"American Paper & Twine Co. is honored to be able to reach out and help people in need by assisting both the Titans and their charitable partners in these game-day drives," said Bob Doochin, President and CEO of the company.

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.  For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org.

About American Paper & Twine:  The company's tradition of trust began over 83 years ago in 1926 when two young men, Nathan Doochin and Milton Lockenbach, saw an opportunity to create a niche in the expanding Nashville wholesale market.  Eighty-three years later, American Paper & Twine has become a leader in the wholesale distribution of office, packaging, janitorial and food service products.  For more information, please visit http://www.shopapt.com/index.htm. The Tennessee Titans will team up again with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for the annual food drive as they take on the Washington Redskins this Sunday, Nov. 21st

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