The fourth annual Jaguars Food Drive is now underway with all area Winn-Dixie stores accepting non-perishable food items to help fight hunger on the First Coast. Last year's drive brought in more than 24,000 pounds of food ñ enough for approximately 16,000 meals.
The Lutheran Social Services Second Harvest Food Bank, Northeast Florida's regional food bank, will again serve as the central resource for receiving and distributing the donated food to 17 area counties.
Fans are encouraged to stop by local Winn-Dixies to drop off their non-perishable food items from November 3 through November 15. The stadium gameday collection is set for Sunday, November 15, when the Jaguars play host to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 4:15 p.m. game. Members of JagNet, the team's volunteer wives group , will be accepting donations starting at 2:30 p.m. Player's wives will be at each of the stadium's four main gates. The Jaguars' cheerleaders, The Roar, will also be accepting donations at the stadium's West Club entrance.
Fans who bring five or more items to the gameday collection and/or to the Winn-Dixie stores during the below scheduled player appearances will receive a special edition 11x17 size poster designed especially for the food drive. The following appearances are scheduled during the next two weeks:
Winn-Dixie (Atlantic Blvd.)
(Atlantic and Penman)
Tues., Nov. 10, 5-7 p.m.
Winn Dixie (201 West 48th Street)
Thurs., Nov. 12, 5-7 p.m.
Winn Dixie (3538 Blanding Blvd.)
(Cedar Hills Shopping Center)