To the left is Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and Worcester Sharks Senior Director of Business and Community Development Michael Myers are pictured with Worcester Sharks mascot Finz as they announce the kickoff of the eighth annual Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Food Drive, to begin Nov. 9.
WORCESTER — Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis and Worcester Sharks Senior Director of Community Development Michael Myers have announced that the Office of the Worcester County Sheriff and the Worcester Sharks have teamed up with Price Chopper for the eighth annual Worcester County Sheriff’s Food Drive, to be held when the Sharks host the Providence Bruins at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the DCU Center.
All fans that donate a canned food item at the game will receive a free ticket voucher to a future Sharks game, compliments of Price Chopper. All collected food will go directly to Friendly House of Worcester to be distributed to needy families throughout the Worcester area in time for Thanksgiving.
“The Worcester Sharks organization is thrilled to partner with Sheriff Evangelidis and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, Friendly House, WPI Fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha and Price Chopper again this season for the eighth annual food drive,” said Mr. Myers. “It is important to do all we can to assist those who are less fortunate, especially as we get ready for the holiday season.”
More than 50,000 pounds in donated food items were collected last season, feeding more than 2,000 local families in need for Thanksgiving. The Sharks and sheriff hope to surpass that goal this season.
“Once again, I am looking forward to teaming up with the Worcester Sharks, WPI fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha, Price Chopper and the Friendly House for this year’s 8th Annual Food Drive,” Mr. Evangelidis said. “As the holiday season approaches especially during this difficult economic time, it is extremely important to do all we can to help those families in our community who may be less fortunate. The food drive has been an extremely successful annual event and we are determined to surpass our previous goals to provide those families who may be in need with a wonderful holiday meal.”
In addition, nonperishable food items may also be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 15 at the Worcester PriceChopper, 50 Cambridge St.