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The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Penguins GOALS Foundation are joining with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport and Team AVP to assist airport workers affected by the government shutdown.

Team AVP is sponsoring a donation drive to assist employees of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) who work at AVP.

The Penguins will be collecting non-perishable food items at their home games this Friday (7:05pm vs. Rochester), Saturday (3:05pm vs. Hershey) and Monday (1:05pm vs. Lehigh Valley), which will then be donated to the airport initiative.

Collection boxes will be set up outside of the EAST GATE of the arena prior to each game. Items will be delivered to Team AVP this coming week, and will assist approximately 100 employees and families at the facility.

Acceptable donations include:
Canned goods (soups, stew, chili, chicken, tuna, salmon, spam, vegetables, broths)
Pasta sauce
Fruit (canned or dried)
Granola Bars
Meals in a Box (Hamburger Helper, Mac & Cheese, etc.)
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Paper Products
Peanut Butter
Lunch Box Items
Toiletry Items (Soap, Toothpaste, Shampoo, etc.)
Diapers (Newborn through 4T)
Baby Wipes
Baby Formula
Beverages (Soda, Water, Iced Tea, etc.)
Pet Food/Supplies
Cleaning/Laundry Supplies

All items must be unopened. No other items (cash, gift cards, clothing, frozen perishable items, etc.) will be accepted.

Tickets for this weekend’s games are available at the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, online through TicketMaster.com, or by calling 570-208-7367.