Jaguars and Winn-Dixie Host Kick-Off Celebration; Jaguars 13th Annual Food Drive Begins Tuesday

The Jaguars, Winn-Dixie, LSS Second Harvest Food Bank and the City of Jacksonville will officially launch the Jaguars 13th Annual Food Drive on Tuesday, November 6. 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. The Food Bank's need is year-round, but is especially growing with the holiday season approaching. Last year, the Food Bank's shelves were at an all-time low, but with the help of this food drive, they were able to improve the lives of others.

The Jaguars 13th Annual Food Drive runs through Sunday, November 18. First Coast area residents can donate canned goods at their neighborhood Winn-Dixie stores during these two weeks, and also at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on November 18, when the Jaguars host the San Diego Chargers.

KICK-OFF EVENT

WHERE: Winn-Dixie store located at 5647 Roosevelt Blvd.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 6th - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

News conference at 5:30 p.m.

WHO: - Macky Weaver, Jacksonville Jaguars

Dave Henry, Winn-Dixie

Patrick Colley, Second Harvest Food Bank

Jaguars players, members of the ROAR, Jaxson de Ville

ADDITIONAL INFO: The mission of the Second Harvest Food Bank is to feed hungry people by soliciting and judiciously distributing food and grocery products and to educate the public about the nature of, and solutions to, the problems of hunger. There are two basic components: rescuing surplus food to redistribute to local nonprofit organizations serving the hungry, and providing nutritious meals and healthy snacks to children from low-income families through community-based Kids Cafe sites. Last year, the Food Bank provided more than 9 million pounds of food through 515 different member agencies. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank provides up to $53.00 worth of food to the hungry.

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