The Ravens will host the 14th annual Family Food & Funds Drive prior to kickoff of Sunday's Ravens vs. Colts game. The Lady Ravens Association, comprised of Ravens players' and coaches' wives, will join Maryland Food Bank and M&T Bank volunteers outside M&T Bank Stadium gates from 11 a.m. until kickoff at 1 p.m. All food and proceeds go directly to the Food Bank, which will distribute donated items to soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters throughout the holiday season.
For the first time, the Ravens and Maryland Food Bank hosted a virtual food drive at www.mdfoodbank.org/ravens throughout the month of November. The site has yielded close to $10,000 in donations for the Ravens November Food Collection efforts. The top donor will be saluted as the Ravens' Honorary Captain at this Sunday's game.
In addition, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy has joined with the Ravens for the third consecutive year to extend the stadium food drive to a month-long effort, which began on Nov. 1. More than 5,000 pounds of food have already been donated at Shoppers stores.
The 14th annual Ravens Family Food & Funds Drive is sponsored by Snapple, which will add to the collection efforts through a sizeable product donation. Von Paris Moving & Storage will transport collected items from the stadium to the Maryland Food Bank.
The Maryland Food Bank is most in need of canned items (meats, vegetables, fruits, soups), peanut butter, cereal, rice and pasta. Any non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be accepted.
More than 235,000 people in Maryland rely on food providers to avoid going hungry. The Maryland Food Bank works with 1,000 network partners across the state, which distribute items to families in need. The Ravens encourage all fans to donate to the cause this Sunday to help the less fortunate.
WHO:Lady Ravens Association, Volunteers
WHAT:14th Annual Ravens Family Food & Funds Drive
WHEN:Ravens vs. Colts, Sunday, Nov. 22
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
WHERE:M&T Bank Stadium
Ravens Walk and ALL GATES