During the holiday season, the Capitals organization participates in a number of charity events, such as food and toy drives. This Thanksgiving season, the Caps will once again be hosting a canned food drive prior to their November 18th home game against the Minnesota Wild. The event, sponsored by Giant Foods, will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank.
Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to drop off at Capital One Arena, and those fans who bring two or more items will receive a Matt Niskanen poster. So not only will you be helping others, you’ll get a cool poster, too.
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The Washington Capitals are hosting a canned food drive supported by Giant Food to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank on Saturday, Nov. 18, when the Capitals host the Minnesota Wild at Capital One Arena.
Fans are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items. The Capital Area Food Bank’s most desired items include canned or dry beans, canned vegetables, peanut butter, grains, hot and cold cereal, canned fruits, canned tuna, salmon or chicken, healthy snacks such as raisins and granola bars, and 100% juice.
Individuals who donate two or more items will receive a poster of Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen.
In addition customers can also donate at their local Giant grocery store through Thursday, Nov. 23, in the following ways:
- Purchase a Nature’s Promise Box that will be donated directly to the Capital Area Food Bank
- Purchase and donate one of the “healthy most -wanted items” featured in stores
- Bring and/or purchase any non-perishable food items and place in store collection bins at the front of stores
About Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease and obesity. By partnering with 444 community organizations in DC, Maryland and Virginia, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12 percent of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents. To learn more, visit: capitalareafoodbank.org, or find the Capital Area Food Bank on Facebook at facebook.com/CapitalAreaFoodBank, and Twitter at @foodbankmetrodc.
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