Collection bins will be set up outside all stadium gates on Sunday beginning at 10:30 a.m. ET
Fans who regularly attend Tampa Bay Buccaneers games at Raymond James Stadium know that a pregame visit to the snack stand or a second-quarter soda run can make a great day even better.
Stadium concessions are sure to be as popular as ever this Sunday when the Bucs take on the Minnesota Vikings. This weekend, however, Buccaneer fans can also supply the food, and in the process make the holiday season much better for many local citizens in need.
As is an annual tradition, the Glazer Family Foundation will team with Pewter Partner Raymond James on Sunday to conduct the "Sack Hunger" food drive. Each year, Buccaneer fans respond to the drive with incredible generosity, donating truckloads of canned goods and nonperishable food items that is then dispensed to area food banks. This year, the collected items will be distributed to the following organizations: Abe Brown Ministries, America's Second Harvest of Tampa Bay, Faith Cafe and Metropolitan Ministries.
Representatives of the four food banks will collect the donated items this Sunday as fans enter the stadium. Collection bins will be set up outside all gates and club entrances at Raymond James Stadium from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. ET. The Buccaneers and Vikings kick off at 1:00 p.m.
Food items needed include: * Canned meats * Canned fruits and vegetables * Canned juices * Canned soups * Peanut butter
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, hunger affects over 35 million Americans, including 17 percent of all children in the U.S. In the state of Florida, nearly nine percent of residents are considered to be hungry or food insecure.