The Bills Foundation will host its annual Community Food Drive at Highmark Stadium Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Lot 2.
The Buffalo Bills have partnered with Wegmans to raise awareness for the need to improve access to healthy food for all families in Western New York. One in 100 people in New York face food insecurity and low-income neighborhoods, communities of color and rural areas are hit hardest by the issue.
Fans who donate non-perishable food items will receive a Bills Huddle for Hunger reusable grocery bag. Latavius Murray, Dion Dawkins and the Bills 2023 rookie class will be in attendance Tuesday evening.
FeedMore WNY's childhood feeding programs are asking for peanut butter (16 ounce plastic jars), macaroni and cheese (6 ounce box), oatmeal (individual-sized packets), tomato sauce (15 ounce cans, low sodium), canned vegetables (15 ounce cans, any variety, low sodium), canned fruits (15 ounce cans, any variety, canned in juice or water), canned chicken or tuna (5 ounce cans, canned in water), whole wheat pasta, rice, baby food and diapers.
In addition to asking fans of any age to participate in the Oct. 17 Community Food Drive, the Huddle for Hunger High School Challenge is back for its second year. The Bills Foundation encourages high schools to host their own food drives and deliver their donations to Highmark Stadium on the day of the Community Food Drive.
The top three high schools will be recognized during the Bills' Thursday Night Football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and can win one of the following prizes:
- A Buffalo Bills-themed visit to your school and 4 tickets to the Oct. 26 Bills vs. Buccaneers game
- A tour of Highmark Stadium and a Wegmans tailgate party for 50 students and four tickets to the Oct. 26 Bills vs. Buccaneers game
- Buffalo Bills prize pack and 4 tickets to the Oct. 26 Bills vs. Buccaneers game
Stevie Johnson, Booker Edgerson, Lou Piccone, Jon Corto and others worked with the Bills Foundation, Wegmans, FeedMore of WNY and local high schools to collect food on this week at Highmark Stadium.
Sign-ups can be found here, and winners will be selected by a committee of representatives from the Buffalo Bills Foundation, FeedMore WNY and Wegmans and will be based on which programs have the "most school spirit", are the "most creative" and represent the "best overall Huddle for Hunger program".
In addition to the food drive, Wegmans will match every Meals to Go order from Oct. 23-26 with a donation (up to $50,000) to support the Bills Foundation's Huddle for Hunger Charities, which work to tackle hunger in Western New York.
On Thursday night's game against the Buccaneers, the 50-50 raffle proceeds will be donated to the 20 Huddle for Hunger charities.
Join the Bills and Wegmans in their efforts to battle food insecurity.