Fans are encouraged to help #FeedTheFlock from Nov. 1 – Dec. 1 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. Jets game on Dec. 12. 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 monetary donations at the Baltimore-area stores. The proceeds will be donated to the MFB.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Family Food & Funds Drive Kickoff Celebration
Fans are invited to attend the Family Food & Funds Drive celebration on Wednesday, Nov. 6 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 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.
Saturday, Nov. 16
Feed a Friend Phone-a-thon at Maryland Food Bank
The Maryland Food Bank will team up with WBAL-TV to host its first-ever Feed a Friend Phone-a-Thon at the food bank’s Baltimore location on Saturday, Nov. 16. Throughout the morning, viewers and Ravens fans will be encouraged to call the food bank and make donations to help provide nutritious food to Marylanders in need this holiday season and all year long.
Monday, Nov. 18
Ravens Volunteering at MFB
On Monday, Nov. 18, 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 2019 food collection efforts and the Ravens’ 20-plus year commitment to the MFB.
Sunday, Dec. 1
Collection efforts will be enhanced with the 24th annual Ravens Family Food & Funds Drive, sponsored by Safeway, when the Ravens host the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, Dec. 1 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 24th 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 enough food to provide more than 110,000 meals per day – the equivalent of 40 million meals per year – to a network of more than 1,200 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.