PITTSBURGH--Penguins' fans reached an all-time high for community service on Thursday, November 6 when the Penguins held their annual “Score Against Hunger” food drive for the benefit of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
A total of 4,005 pounds of food were collected at last night’s game, over 200 more pounds than the previous record set in 2007. In addition, fans donated $2,550 in cash contributions.
Penguins fans were encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the game or to make a cash donation to help feed the hungry at local community shelters and food pantries where the need for food has increased tremendously over the past year.
The Penguins surpassed the amount of food donations from all previous food drives. Fans making donations were eligible to win autographed Penguins memorabilia during the game.
Since 1992, Penguins fans have donated over 26,500 pounds of food and over $20,750 at the teams’ “Score Against Hunger” drives.