The Packers Women's Association is teaming up with Festival Foods for the 24th Annual Food Drive for Paul's Pantry prior to the Green Bay Packers-Miami Dolphins game, Oct. 17, at Lambeau Field. This year's effort is headed by co-chairwomen Laura Hawk, wife of Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk, and Jen Zimmerman, fiancé of fullback Korey Hall.
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.
Overall, in 23 years of conducting the food drive, the PWA has collected approximately 603,200 non-perishable food items and $226,069 for Paul's Pantry, a supplementary food distribution program for the needy in the greater Green Bay area.