On Thursday, Nov 19, 2009 vs. New Jersey Devils and Saturday Nov 21, 2009 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, the Nashville Predators will be holding food drives to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. As an added incentive, fans who lend a hand to The Second Harvest Food Bank by donating at the doors of either of the noted Predators games will receive an exclusive discount ticket voucher for a future game.
The Preds and Second Harvest Food Bank will be collecting non-perishable foods of all types at the doors of these two games. Peanut butter, canned fruit, dried beans, macaroni & cheese, canned vegetables, and boxed or bagged rice are especially welcomed.
If you are unable to make it to the Sommet Center for either game, donations maybe dropped off at A-Game Sprotsplex in Franklin or Centennial Sportsplex in Nashville between Nov 5 and Nov 25.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee opened its doors in 1978 with commitment from several community leaders. The purpose of the organization was to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups, and individuals who wished to help provide food for Middle Tennessee's hungry. Second Harvest's mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.
Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. During the 2006/2007 fiscal year, Second Harvest distributed more than 37.4 million pounds of food to hungry men, women, and children. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee was named 2003 Affiliate of the Year by America's Second Harvest. The Food Bank is proud to share this prestigious award with the thousands of supporters and leaders who have supported Second Harvest over the past 30 years.