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The Mohegan Sun Arena/SMG Management staff and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will host a Food Drive on November 16th and 17th to benefit the Hurricane Sandy victims in New Jersey. All items will be donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is currently distributing over 100,000 lbs. of food daily to families affected by Hurricane Sandy. They have been working closely with New Jersey Voluntary Organization Active in Disaster (VOAD), the Red Cross, and the Salvation Army to respond to the needs of the many New Jersey Residents who have been affected by the devastation.

The Community FoodBank of New Jersey is seeking donations of the following items only:

Meals in a can, Canned tuna, Peanut butter, Protein bars, Canned Fruits, Canned Vegetables, Canned Soup, Shelf-stable Milk, Cereal, Baby Food - No Glass Jars and Diapers.

On Friday, November 16th, fans attending the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers will be able to drop off items from the list above as they enter the venue for the game. Doors for the game will open at 6PM and anyone attending the game must have a ticket to gain entry. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are offering fans a special ticket package for this game that includes a hat, popcorn and a drink and $4 from each ticket package will be donated to the FoodBank. For more information, please call the Penguins at (570) 208-7367.

Mohegan Sun Arena will be accepting donated items from the general public from the above list of items on Saturday, November 17th from 10AM-2PM at the East Gate Entrance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Township. Volunteer members of the arena's Community Outreach Group (COG) will be on site to collect the donated goods and will deliver all items from both collections to the FoodBank's main location in Hillside, NJ the week of November 19th.

$10 financial donations may also be made by texting FEEDNJ to 80888.

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