HOLDEN, Mass. — Worcester County Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and the Worcester Sharks Organization have teamed up with Price Chopper for the 7th Annual Worcester County Sheriff’s Food Drive at the upcoming Worcester Sharks vs. Connecticut Whale game at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the DCU Center.
“The Worcester Sharks Organization is thrilled to partner with Sheriff Evangelidis and the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, The Friendly House and Price Chopper again this season for the 7th Annual Food Drive.” said Worcester Sharks President Michael A. Mudd. “It is important for everyone to assist those who are less fortunate, especially as we get ready for the holiday season.”
In addition, former New England Patriot Kevin Faulk will sign autographs in the DCU Center Concourse from 2 to 4 p.m. and Evangelidis will drop the puck at game time.
“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," said Evangelidis. "The Food Drive has been an extremely successful annual event and we are determined to surpass our previous goals to help those families who may be in need."
All fans that donate a canned food item at the Worcester Sharks game Nov. 17 will receive a free ticket voucher to the Sharks game Jan. 16 vs. the Hershey Bears, compliments of Price Chopper.
All collected food will go directly to the Friendly House of Worcester to be distributed to needy families throughout the Worcester area in time for Thanksgiving.
More than 40,000 pounds in donated food items were collected last season, feeding more than 800 local families in need for Thanksgiving. The Sharks and Evangelidis hope to surpass that goal this season.
In addition, non-perishable food items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 at the Worcester Price Chopper, 50 Cambridge St.
For more information regarding the food drive, visit the Sharks website or contact the Worcester Sharks Front Office at 508-929-0500, or the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff’s Association at 508-831-9838.