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Capitals Collect More Than Half a Ton of Food at Annual Canned Food Drive

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Donations Benefit Capital Area Food Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Capitals and SportsTalk 980 hosted a canned food drive at the Caps game against the Atlanta Thrashers at Verizon Center on Oct. 14, to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. The drive yielded more than half a ton of food, with Caps fans donating 1,101 pounds of food.

“There are over 633,000 people at risk of hunger in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. This canned food drive is a great way to rally fans in support of their favorite team, while simultaneously collecting food and heightening awareness about the issue of hunger in the area,” said Lynn Brantley, president and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank. “The Capital Area Food Bank is honored to have been selected by the Washington Capitals to be the recipient of this great initiative which shows a true commitment to helping our neighbors in need. We are hoping the Washington Capitals have their best season yet.”

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest public nonprofit food and nutrition education resource in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Last year, the Capital Area Food Bank distributed 20 million pounds of food, including six million pounds of fresh produce, to more than 700 partner agencies. The Capital Area Food Bank has served the National Capital region for 26 years.
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