The Rochester Americans announced today the team will hold a Food Drive during each of the next five home games to benefit Foodlink, the regional food bank. The Food Drive will take place beginning with Rochester’s home game on Friday, Nov. 8 against the Binghamton Devils and will continue through Friday, Nov. 29 when the Amerks take on the Toronto Marlies.
“Foodlink is grateful for the strong partnership we’ve established with the Amerks through the years, and we were thrilled to celebrate our 40th anniversary with the team a year ago,” said Julia Tedesco, Foodlink President & CEO. “We look forward to working with the organization, the players and the fans to raise awareness about hunger in our communities.”
Fans are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items by dropping them off in collection bins in front of The Blue Cross Arena Box Office, located in the lower atrium. The items will then be donated to Foodlink, which last year celebrated its remarkable 40th anniversary in Rochester.
Any fan that donates two unopened, non-perishable food items in the Foodlink bins at any of the following games will receive a complimentary voucher to the Amerks home game on Wednesday, Dec. 4 against Toronto. Vouchers will be limited to one per person, per transaction.
Over the next few weeks, members of the Amerks will assist Foodlink in sorting and packaging the donated food at their warehouse, located on Mt. Read Blvd. in Rochester.
Individual game tickets for the 2019-20 season start at just $16. Amerks 2019-20 Season Ticket Memberships, which start as low as just $14 per game, are on-sale now. Full-season ticket member benefits include, but are not limited to, Riverside Club VIP Room access with Amerks Alumni, family meet and greet and annual Skate with the Players event, an exclusive preseason Ice Breaker Party and much more. For more information, visit www.amerks.com or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.
Foodlink is the Feeding America food bank serving Allegany, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties. For more than 40 years, we have leveraged the power of food to end hunger and build healthier communities. Through good stewardship, innovation and collaboration, Foodlink mobilizes a diverse network of community partners to eradicate both the symptoms and root causes of hunger.
Foodlink’s community health programs provide new access points to nutritious and affordable food in underserved communities. We empower individuals and families to make healthy choices through nutrition education initiatives. Our food banking operations distribute millions of pounds of food to a network of nonprofit members. The Foodlink Community Kitchen nourishes thousands of children daily with healthy meals, slices locally grown apples, and prepares people for culinary careers through a one-of-a-kind career empowerment program. Learn more about how we are transforming lives and creating healthy futures for every community we serve at www.foodlinkny.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at @foodlinkny.