The Ravens will host the 13th annual Ravens Family Food & Funds Drive prior to kickoff of Sunday's Ravens vs. Eagles game. The Lady Ravens Association, Ravens family members and M&T Bank volunteers will be stationed outside M&T Bank Stadium gates from 11 a.m. until kickoff at 1 p.m. All food and proceeds go directly to the Maryland Food Bank, which will distribute donated items to soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters throughout the holiday season.
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.
The 13th annual Ravens Family Food & Funds Drive is sponsored by Snapple, who will add to the collection efforts through the donation of 800 cases of water. Von Paris Moving & Storage will transport collected items from the stadium to the Maryland Food Bank.
For the second consecutive year, Shoppers Food & Pharmacy has joined with the Ravens to extend the stadium food drive to a month-long effort, which began on Nov. 1. More than 2,000 pounds of food have already been donated at Shoppers stores.
*For every $1 donated, the Maryland Food Bank is able to provide three meals to the hungry. If every ticket holder donates $1, the Maryland Food Bank would raise more than $70,000 on Sunday for its holiday efforts.
*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, who distribute items to families in need. The Ravens encourage all fans to donate non-perishable food items to help the less fortunate.
WHO:Lady Ravens Association, Volunteers
WHAT:13th Annual Ravens Family Food & Funds Drive
WHEN:Ravens vs. Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 23
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
WHERE:M&T Bank Stadium
Ravens Walk and ALL GATES