Packers Women's Association To Hold 23rd Food Drive Oct. 18

Fans Attending Packers-Lions Game Encouraged To Donate Non-Perishable Food, Cash

The Packers Women's Association is teaming up with Festival Foods for the 23rd Annual Food Drive for Paul's Pantry prior to Sunday's Packers-Lions game at Lambeau Field. This year's effort is headed by co-chairwomen Laura Hawk and Megan Colledge.

At the game prior to kickoff, PWA members will collect non-perishable food items and cash donations in the stadium parking lot and at the gates. Each PWA member will be wearing the jersey of her husband or significant other, or a PWA jersey. Food items can be placed in bins located throughout the Lambeau Field parking lot. Volunteers from Paul's Pantry, a supplementary food distribution program for the needy in the greater Green Bay area, will be assisting with the collection and wearing PWA pins. A Festival Foods 'Big Cart' will be on site to promote the cause, too.

As an added incentive to donate to the food drive, fans have an opportunity to win Packers autographed items. For every $5 donation or five non-perishable food items contributed, a fan will receive a ticket stub. The winning ticket numbers will be drawn and announced on the matrix board during the game. Fans with the winning ticket stubs can pick up their item at the Fan Assistance booth at section 109 in the stadium's main concourse.

In an associated event, Paul's Pantry will observe World Food Day Friday, Oct. 16, with a 10 a.m. program reflecting on the hungry of the world and the local community. World Food Day, now in its 29th year, is a worldwide event designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed year-round action to alleviate hunger. SuperValu, a food supplier to Festival Foods, will deliver a truckload of donated food to the pantry in recognition of World Food Day and the PWA Food Drive.

Overall, in 22 years of conducting the food drive, the PWA has collected approximately 580,800 non-perishable food items and $214,450 for Paul's Pantry.

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