Titans Ask Fans to Join the Feeding Hope Challenge
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans will team with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for the annual food drive as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday, Nov. 6 at LP Field. The collection will take place from 1 p.m. through kickoff (3:05 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 seven 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
canned soups & stews
Titans Head Coach Mike Munchak is featured in a PSA, along with Mayor Karl Dean and Predators Head Coach Barry Trotz, to help promote Second Harvest's Feeding Hope Challenge, which kicks off tomorrow, Nov. 1st and runs through December 31st with a goal to raise nine million meals for those in need.
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 Coat Drive on Nov. 27th vs. Tampa Bay and the Toys for Tots Drive on Dec.4th vs. New Orleans.
About Second Harvest Food Bank & Feeding Hope Challenge: 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.
Last year they raised over eight million meals for those in need, and this year their goal is to raise nine million meals for hungry people during the holiday season. Sadly, the need for emergency food assistance has increased over the past year and we must do more to help our neighbors during this time of year, which finds them in dire need of food - many for the first time in their lives.
In Tennessee, 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children struggle with hunger. More than 417,000 people in our 46-county service area are at risk of hunger - people just like you and me. You can help. Join the Feeding Hope Challenge today and together we can raise the 9 million meals needed to help those at risk of hunger. 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.