DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings will host a food collection drive to assist in the fight against hunger alongside Forgotten Harvest. The food collection drive will take place during the team's home game on Sunday, Nov. 20, when the Red Wings take on the Calgary Flames at 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Detroit / 97.1 The Ticket).
All donations will benefit Oak Park, Mich., based Forgotten Harvest, which rescued 42 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from more than 800 locations, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department-approved sources. The donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, was delivered free-of-charge to more than 250 emergency food providers in the Metro Detroit area.
Throughout the year, the Red Wings and Olympia Entertainment donate excess meals from Joe Louis Arena to Forgotten Harvest following games and events held at The Joe. Last season, the Red Wings provided more than 6,400 pounds of food through these efforts to support hunger relief throughout Metro Detroit.
Volunteers from Forgotten Harvest will be at each entrance of Joe Louis Arena when the doors open on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. to collect non-perishable food items and donations. Examples of food accepted on Sunday include canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, tuna and oats.
WHO: Detroit Red Wings and Forgotten Harvest
WHAT: Non-Perishable Food Collection Drive
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 20 vs. Calgary Flames at 7:30 p.m. Doors to Joe Louis Arena open at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Each of the Four Entrances to Joe Louis Arena
About Forgotten Harvest:
Oak Park, Michigan-based Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest "rescued" over 42 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus prepared and perishable food from over 800 locations, including grocery stores, fruit and vegetable markets, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food, which would otherwise go to waste, is delivered free-of-charge to over 250 emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. Learn more about Forgotten Harvest and how to help drive hunger from our community at www.forgottenharvest.org.