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Capitals to Host Food Drive Supported by Giant on Oct. 17

Individuals who donate two or more items will receive a poster of Devante Smith-Pelly

by Washington Capitals @Capitals /

The Washington Capitals are hosting a food drive supported by Giant Food to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank on Wednesday, Oct. 17, when the Capitals host the New York Rangers at Capital One Arena.

Fans are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items. The Capital Area Food Bank's most desired items include canned or dry beans, canned vegetables, peanut butter, grains, hot and cold cereal, canned fruits, canned tuna, salmon or chicken, healthy snacks such as raisins and granola bars, and 100% juice. For additional information, click here. The donated food will help feed thousands of hungry citizens in the region during the holiday season.

Individuals who donate two or more items will receive a poster of Devante Smith-Pelly.   

In addition, customers can also donate at their local Giant grocery store from Nov. 1 to Nov. 23, in the following ways:

  • Purchase a Hunger Box that will be donated directly to the Capital Area Food Bank
  • Purchase two Hunger Boxes that will be donated directly to the Capital Area Food Bank and receive a free coupon to Six Flags 'Holiday in the Park', which is valued at $69.99.
  • 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

The Washington Capitals, Giant Food and the Capital Area Food Bank are partners in the fight against food insecurity, which is still a major problem in this area. 700,000 people in this region are not always sure where their next meal will come from, and Washington, D.C. has one of the highest child hunger rates in the nation.

About Giant Food

Giant Food is headquartered in Landover, Md. and operates 165 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Giant Food employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 165 stores are 155 full-service pharmacies. For more information on Giant, visit

About Capital Area Food Bank

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with 444 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That's 12 percent of our region's mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. To learn more, visit:, or find the Capital Area Food Bank on Facebook at, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.

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