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
Boxed/bagged rice products
Boxed/bagged pasta products
Condiments/sauces (plastic bottles)
Boxed complete meals
Hot or cold cereal
Bottled or boxed juice
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 636-532-9987 Please pull around back to trailer. Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.