Fans are encouraged to help #FeedTheFlock from Nov. 1 – Nov. 30 by donating to the team’s online fundraiser, organized by the Ravens and the Maryland Food Bank (MFB). Those who donate will be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Ravens vs. Browns game on Dec. 30. To donate, visit the Ravens Food and Funds Drive Team Page.
From Nov. 1 – Nov. 30, Safeway, the official supermarket of the Ravens and proud title sponsor of Purple, Tailgaters, and RavensWalk will collect customer donations at the Baltimore-area stores. The proceeds will be donated to the MFB.
To support ongoing food drive efforts, the Baltimore Ravens Roosts will host a council-wide fundraising competition in which all proceeds will be donated to the MFB. Formerly known as the "Council of the Colts Corral", the Council of the Baltimore Ravens Roosts has been supporting Baltimore football since 1957.
Monday, Nov. 5
Family Food & Funds Drive Kickoff Celebration
Fans are invited to attend the Family Food & Funds Drive celebration on Monday, Nov. 5 at the Canton Safeway (2610 Boston St., Baltimore, MD) from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. The celebration will feature music, refreshments, prizes and autograph-signings. Fans can make monetary donations to the MFB and purchase items to stock up for their Sunday tailgate and stadium food collection. Ravens cheerleaders and Poe, Ravens alumni, WBAL-TV, WBAL-FM Radio and 98Rock will all be on-site for the celebration.
Tuesday, Nov. 13
Ravens Volunteering at MFB
On Tuesday, Nov. 13, members of the Ravens All Community Team (ACT), the Lady Ravens Association and Ravens staff will volunteer in the MFB’s Charles T. Bauer Community Kitchen. The ACT is comprised of Baltimore corporations, including title sponsor M&T Bank, who provide financial and volunteer support to many Ravens community service projects. The Lady Ravens Association consists of spouses and significant others of Ravens players, coaches and staff. Ravens representatives will also be on-site to discuss the 2018 food collection efforts and the Ravens’ 20-plus year commitment to the MFB.
Sunday, Nov. 18
Collection efforts will be enhanced with the 23rd annual Ravens Family Food & Funds Drive, sponsored by Safeway, when the Ravens host the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Nov. 18 at M&T Bank Stadium. Prior to kickoff, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Safeway, MFB, and M&T Bank volunteers will collect monetary and non-perishable food donations outside all M&T Bank Stadium gate entrances. The MFB will also be on RavensWalk collecting credit and debit card donations. The final poundage collected will be calculated and distributed through the MFB. The 23rd annual Ravens Family Food & Funds Drive is also supported by Von Paris, which will transport all collected items from the stadium to the MFB.
Maryland Food Bank Fast Facts:
Last year, the MFB distributed more than 102,000 meals per day – enough food to provide 37 million meals per year – to a network of more than 1,250 soup kitchens, pantries and shelters across the state. It’s estimated that hungry Marylanders within the MFB service area miss more than 76 million meals each year.
The MFB is mostly in need of healthy non-perishable food items, including canned proteins like tuna, chicken and peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, shelf-stable milk, breakfast items, rice and pasta.