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Elmira Jackals Hosting Food Drive

This Weekend to Benefit Food Bank of the Southern Tier

ELMIRA, N.Y. - The Elmira Jackals are asking you join them in an effort to collect food for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier this weekend when they host the Trenton Titans on Friday and Saturday.

"It's important at this time of the year to recognize those in need of assistance and do everything we can to lend a hand. The Jackals have exceptionally dedicated and generous fans who we are counting on to step up and make this food drive a great success," said Jackals general manager Matt Hufnagel.

Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items with them to First Arena. For every three items that a fan donates, the Jackals will give them a complimentary ticket to the home game on November 21, 2012 against the Greenville Road Warriors. There is a limit of four complimentary tickets per fan.

Donations can be dropped off at the Food Bank of the Southern Tier table on the First Arena concourse.

About Food Bank of the Southern Tier:

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier commits itself to being the leading hunger-relief organization in the Southern Tier of New York State. We will distribute quality food through our network of hunger-relief agencies, develop innovative programs and expand local, community, statewide and national partnerships. It was established in 1981 as a a special program of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Rochester. In 2011, the Food Bank distributed 7,460,285 pounds of food to 165 member agencies, and its service area includes Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga and Tompkins counties,
covering nearly 4,000 square miles.

In addition to food and other grocery items, the Food Bank provides assistance and technical support to hunger-relief agencies. Services include door-to-door weekly deliveries; nutrition education workshops, and outreach materials; food safety and sanitation training; access to operational support and capital equipment grants; volunteer recruitment; fundraising; and networking opportunities with other social service agencies.

Mark your calendars! The Jackals are back on First Arena ice on Friday, November 16, 2012 to take on the Trenton Titans at 7:05 p.m. Group tickets are available for any group of 10 or more. Group tickets get you a discount off of the box office price and preferred seating based on availability. Call 607-737-7825 to get your group booked today. Pro-rated season ticket packages are on sale, as well. Season tickets offer the best value for Jackals fans.   


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November 16, 7:05 p.m. - Jackals vs. Trenton Titans. Food drive to benefit Food Bank of the Southern Tier. For every three non-perishable food items a fan donates, the Jackals will give them a free ticket to the November 21 home game (limit four tickets per fan). Click here for tickets.

November 17, 7:05 p.m. - Jackals vs. Trenton Titans. Food drive to benefit Food Bank of the Southern Tier. For every three non-perishable food items a fan donates, the Jackals will give them a free ticket to the November 21 home game (limit four tickets per fan). Click here for tickets.

November 18, 5 - 7 p.m. - Bowl With the Jackals at Rossi Lanes. Adults get unlimited bowling and shoes for $10 while bowlers 18 and under get unlimited bowling and shoes for $5. Come out and knock down some pins with your Elmira Jackals!

November 21, 7:05 p.m. - Jackals vs. Greenville Road Warriors. Willowcreek Wednesday. Click here for tickets.

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