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Blues Host Food Drive for Tornado Victims

by Staff Writer / St. Louis Blues
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues players TJ Oshie, Barret Jackman, Ben Bishop, Tyson Strachan, Carlo Colaiacovo, Alex Pietrangelo and Philip McRae are teaming up with the United Way of Greater St. Louis and St. Louis Area Foodbank to host a food drive to support families in Joplin affected by the recent tornado.

The food drive will be held on Wednesday, June 1 at Scottrade Center from 4 – 7 p.m.  KSHE 95's Favazz will broadcast live from Scottrade Center during the drive.

Fans can drop donated items off at the 14th & Clark Street entrance. The players will be on hand to collect items and greet fans during this time. All fans that donate will receive a free ticket to a 2011 Blues preseason game. In addition, for a small donation, fans can also have their photo taken on the Olympia, which will be parked in front of the building (weather permitting). For a $10 donation, you'll receive a commemorative photo, or bring your own camera and take the photo for a $5 donation.

Northern Edge Hockey in Chesterfield will serve as an alternate drop-off point, for those in West St. Louis County who may not be able to make it downtown.

If you are interested in volunteering in Joplin, please click here for more information.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank recommends donations of any canned goods that can be considered a complete meal like peanut butter, soups and canned tuna or chicken. In a crisis like this, needs change every day. Those impacted may not know what to expect from day to day or long term.

St. Louis Area Foodbank list of most needed items:
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Canned fruit or veggies
  • Canned beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Bottled jelly
  • Canned soups
  • Canned ravioli
  • Boxed/bagged rice products
  • Boxed/bagged pasta products
  • Condiments/sauces (plastic bottles)
  • Boxed complete meals
  • Hot or cold cereal
  • Powdered milk
  • Granola bars
  • Breakfast/Snack bars
  • Boxed crackers
  • Fruit snacks
  • Bottled or boxed juice
  • Canned chili
  • Mac & cheese
  • Instant mashed potatoes

Chesterfield Drop-Off Location

Our friends at Northern Edge Elite Hockey, who provide skill development training for the Blues, have offered to serve as an alternate drop off location for anyone in the West St. Louis County area that may not be able to make it downtown on Wednesday.  Food donations can be dropped off at the Northern Edge office on Tuesday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Northern Edge employees will deliver the donations to Scottrade Center on Wednesday.

Northern Edge Hockey
178 Chesterfield Industrial Blvd.
Chesterfield, MO 63005
Please pull around back to trailer.
Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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