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Giants, Stop & Shop to host Food Drive Sunday

Posted Nov 18, 2017

Fans are ecouraged to bring canned foods to Giants vs. Chiefs Game on Sunday, November 19th:


The New York Giants, in partnership with Stop & Shop, will host their twenty-first annual food drive at MetLife Stadium when they host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, November 19, 2017. Fans are encouraged to bring canned or non-perishable food items and donate them into collection bins that will be located at all stadium entry gates.
 
All contributions will be donated to the Food Bank for New York City for distribution to local partner charities in the area. This year more than ever support is needed as it is getting increasingly more difficult for those in need to put food on their table.

Since 1997, the New York Giants have hosted an annual food drive and helped feed thousands of hungry families during the holiday season. Thanks to the generosity of Giants fans, about 5,000 pounds of canned or non-perishable food is collected each year.

If you are not attending the game, you can still make a donation to the Giants food drive by visiting the Stop & Shop stores listed below on Saturday, November 18.

Giants Legends will be signing autographs and taking photos at each location from 12:00PM-1:30PM

Stop & Shop – 625 Paterson Ave., Carlstadt, NJ 07072 - Howard Cross*

Stop & Shop – 425 Lewandowski St., Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 - Jessie Armstead*

Stop & Shop – 160 Kingsland Rd., Clifton, NJ 07014 - Joe Morris*

*Giants Legends subject to change

For more information about the food drive, contact the Community Relations Department of the New York Giants at (201) 935-8111.

FOOD GROUP PRODUCTS NEEDED
Vegetables •  Canned Vegetables (Low sodium preferred)
•  Tomato Sauce
•  Vegetable Soups (Low Sodium Preferred)
•  Broth (Low Sodium Preferred)
Fruits •  Canned Fruits (in juice or light syrup)
•  Dried Fruits
•  100% Fruit Juices
Proteins •  Beans- canned or dry
•  Peanut Butter
•  Nuts
•  Canned Meat (chicken, beef, ham)
•  Canned Fish (tuna, salmon, sardines)
•  Canned Stews (chicken or beef)
Grains •  Rice (white, brown, flavored)
•  Pasta/noodles
•  Cold Cereal
•  Hot Cereal (grits, oatmeal, farina)
•  Flour/Cornmeal/Baking Mixes
•  Whole Grain Crackers
•  Couscous
Dairy •  Dry Milk packets
•  Shelf stable milk
•  Soy/Almond/Rice Milk
Specialty Items   •  Cereals
•  Nutrition Beverages
(Boost, Ensure, Carnation Instant Breakfast)
•  Granola Bars
Other Items •  Diapers
•  Feminine Products
•  Personal Care Items/ Hygiene items


About Food Bank For New York City
Food Bank For New York City has been the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end hunger throughout the five boroughs for more than 30 years. Nearly one in five New Yorkers relies on Food Bank for food and other resources. Food Bank takes a strategic, multifaceted approach that provides meals and builds capacity in the neediest communities, while raising awareness and engagement among all New Yorkers. Through its network of more than 1,000 charities and schools citywide, Food Bank provides food for nearly 63 million free meals for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank For New York City’s income support services, including food stamps (also known as SNAP) and free tax assistance for the working poor, put more than $150 million each year into the pockets of New Yorkers, helping them to afford food and achieve greater dignity and independence. In addition, Food Bank’s nutrition education programs and services empower more than 44,000 children, teens and adults to sustain a healthy diet on a low budget. Working toward long-term solutions to food poverty, Food Bank develops policy and conducts research to inform community and government efforts. To learn more about how you can help, please visit foodbanknyc.org.  Follow us on Facebook (FoodBank4NYC), Twitter  (@FoodBank4NYC) and Instagram (FoodBank4NYC).