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Canned Food Drive Planned For Nov. 8

Wednesday, 10.29.2008 / 5:04 PM / Community
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Canned Food Drive Planned For Nov. 8
The Washington Capitals, WFED 1500 AM and the Capital Area Food Bank are teaming up to host a canned food drive at the Caps game Saturday, Nov. 8, against the New York Rangers.

The Capitals players’ wives and girlfriends will be accepting donations when doors open at 6 p.m. at the F Street Entrance to Verizon Center. The first 2,000 fans to donate will receive a Mike Green poster. The Capitals, WFED 1500 AM and the Capital Area Food Bank urge all Caps fans to donate at least one can of food to help end hunger in the Washington metropolitan area. The Capitals players’ wives and girlfriends will also accept monetary donations; one dollar can buy three meals.

“A little goes a long way, and just dropping off one can of food could help so many,” said Mike Green, team spokesperson for the canned food drive. “Hosting the drive at Verizon Center gives our fans a chance to get involved in this worthwhile cause.”

This is the latest of Green’s endeavors to combat hunger in the Washington, D.C., area. Earlier this year he did a public service announcement for the “Skip Lunch Feed a Bunch” campaign that raised $20,000 for the Capital Area Food Bank and last year he attended the Miracle on 7th Street Christmas Day event at the District ChopHouse.

All donations benefit the Capital Area Food Bank, the largest public nonprofit food and nutrition resource in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Last year, the Capital Area Food Bank distributed 20 million pounds of food, including six million pounds of fresh produce, to more than 700 partner agencies. The Capital Area Food Bank has served the National Capital region for 28 years.
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