TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning are partnering with Metropolitan Ministries twice this month to host non-perishable food drives at Amalie Arena on Ford Thunder Alley prior to their home games on November 14 vs. Florida Panthers and November 19 vs. New York Rangers. This collection will make a tremendous impact for families in need and offer fans the experience of shared joy through giving.
Along with Metropolitan Ministries staff and volunteers, Lightning players’ wives and girlfriends will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items on Ford Thunder Alley starting at 5 p.m. prior to Saturday’s game against the Panthers and at 5:30 p.m. next Thursday when the Bolts host the Rangers. The first 150 donators of 10 non-perishable food items to both games will receive one ticket (maximum of four per person) to a future Lightning home game in December or January.
Metropolitan Ministries, a faith-based and community supported non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is funded through the charitable support of the community, including individuals, businesses, congregations, schools, foundations and civic groups, serving the needs of poor and homeless families in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Polk Counties.