San Jose – The Sharks Foundation will host food drives at their home games on Nov.10 (Nashville) and Nov.12 (Dallas) to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties in their annual Holiday Food Drive.
Sharks fans can assist by making canned food or monetary donations as they enter the HP Pavilion at San Jose for the Sharks games on Nov.10 and Nov.12.
All donors will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing to be held that night, with prizes including autographed Sharks items. Raffle winners will be announced on the Video Board during the first intermission and must claim their prize at the Sharks Foundation booth (located outside Section 124) before the end of the second intermission.
Items most needed are canned meals (soups, chili, etc.), canned meats (chicken, tuna, etc.), peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruits, low-sugar cereals, 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes and other non-perishable items. Items in glass jars cannot be donated.
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties has been serving low income children, adults and seniors for nearly 20 years. Each year they distribute more than 30-million pounds of food, serving approximately 162,000 individuals each month. The Holiday Food Drive is the largest single campaign organized by Second Harvest Food Bank. Each year more than 1,800 organizations participate, making it the largest food drive in the nation. Through this drive, their goal is to raise $5 million and collect 1.9 million pounds of food.
To learn more about the Second Harvest Food Bank, to make a donation online or to volunteer your time, please visit their website at www.2ndharvest.net or call (408) 266-8866.