Penguins fans reached an all-time high for community service on Wednesday when the Penguins held their annual “Score Against Hunger” food drive for the benefit of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
A total of 3,793 pounds of food were collected at the game, over 1,500 more than the previous record set in 2006. In addition, cash donations doubled from last season.
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 and cash 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 22,500 pounds of food and over $18,200 at the teams’ “Score Against Hunger” drives.