The Tennessee Titans will team up with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for the annual Titans’ food drive before their game against the NY Jets on Sunday, Nov. 23 at LP Field. In response to the significant increase in Emergency Food Box requests, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is mobilizing all efforts to increase donations and has issued a challenge to all Titan’s fans to donate at least one pound of food during the annual Titan’s Food Drive.
“If every fan attending the game donates at least one pound of non perishable food, Titan’s fans will have raised 68,000 pounds of food resulting if 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 and chili.”
Donations will be accepted by Second Harvest Food Bank at the Game Day Drive Collection Points at LP Field, the City Plaza and the First Church of Nazarene at 10 a.m., when the gates open to LP Field until kickoff. Fans are also encouraged to help raise funds for Second Harvest by donating online through the Virtual Food Drive located at www.secondharvesetmidtn.org now through Nov. 23. Each dollar donated allows Second Harvest to purchase five pounds of food providing four nutritious meals for hungry families in Middle Tennessee.
“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.”
All non perishable food and virtual food drive donations will help reach the goal of 68,000 pounds and will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s Emergency Food Box program which feeds hungry individuals and families on an urgent-need basis. An emergency food box provides two to three- days’ worth of staple food items, based on the number of members in each household. The boxes contain non-perishable items such as canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned meat, macaroni & cheese, rice, beans, peanut butter, cereal and crackers.