ARLINGTON, Va. - The Washington Capitals are hosting a canned food drive supported by Giant Food to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank on Sunday, Nov. 20, when the Capitals host the Columbus Blue Jackets at Verizon Center.
Fans are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items; individuals who donate two or more items will receive a poster of Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom.
In addition customers can also donate at their local Giant grocery store from Friday, Nov. 18, through Thursday, Dec., 18, in the following ways:
· Purchase a Nature's Promise Box that will be donated directly to the Capital Area Food Bank
· Purchase and donate one of the "healthy most -wanted items" featured in stores
· Bring and/or purchase any non-perishable food items and place in store collection bins at the front of stores
Employees from PwC, canned food drive supporting partner, will serve as volunteers at the game, helping to collect canned goods from fans. PwC will also be collecting donations at their local offices.
Giant will conduct a press conference at the Capital Area Food Bank at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. Media interested in attending are asked to notify Capitals PR.
About Giant Food
Giant Food, LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 167 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 167 stores are 158 full-service pharmacies. Giant is owned by Ahold USA, Inc. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.
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About Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) has served the National Capital region for 36 years. As the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger problems the CAFB helps 540,000 people each year get access to healthy food. Last year the CAFB distributed 44 million pounds of fruits, vegetables, and groceries throughout D.C., M.D., and V.A. through Food Assistance Partners and Direct Distribution Programs.