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Giants, Stop & Shop to host Food Drive on Sunday

The New York Giants, in partnership with Stop & Shop, will host their twenty-second annual food drive at MetLife Stadium when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, November 18, 2018. 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.

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

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).

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