UNH ATHLETICS PARTNERS WITH NH FOOD BANK AND WOKQ 97.5 FM FOR THIRD ANNUAL WILDCAT FOOD DRIVE

DURHAM, N.H. – The New Hampshire Food Bank and WOKQ 97.5 F.M. have partnered with UNH Athletics for the third annual Wildcat Food Drive.  All proceeds and contributions will go to support the NH Food Bank and granite state communities. 

The Wildcats will be collecting donations at various events over a two-week period.  Fans will receive ticket discounts for making donations of canned food items and will be entered to win a Bose iPod docking station.  Here is a list of the events in which fans can donate at:

Friday, November 5
Volleyball vs. Albany at 7:00 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium (Fans can purchase a $3 group ticket with a canned food donation)

Saturday, November 6
Football vs. William & Mary at 12:00 p.m.  at Cowell Stadium (Fans can purchase an $11 group ticket with a canned food donation)

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Vermont at 5:00 p.m. at the Whittemore Center Arena (Fans can purchase a $3 group ticket with a canned food donation)

Sunday, November 7
Volleyball vs. Binghamton at 1:00 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium (Fans can purchase a $3 group ticket with a canned food donation)

Monday, November 8
Women's Basketball vs. Bentley at 7:00 pm at Lundholm Gymnasium (Exhibition game, no tickets for this event)

Friday, November 12
Men’s Ice Hockey vs. UMass at 7:00 p.m. at the Whittemore Center Arena  (Fans can purchase an $11 group ticket with a canned food donation)

Saturday, November 13
Men’s Basketball vs. Lesley College at 1:00 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium (Fans can purchase a $3 group ticket with a canned food donation)

Women’s Ice Hockey vs. Connecticut at 2:00 p.m. at the Whittemore Center Arena (Fans can purchase a $3 group ticket with a canned food donation)

Men’s Ice Hockey vs. UMass at 7:00 p.m. at the Whittemore Center Arena  (Fans can purchase an $11 group ticket with a canned food donation)

The New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of New Hampshire Catholic Charities, has been working to relieve hunger in the Granite State since 1984.  As the state’s only food bank, each year the New Hampshire Food Bank efficiently procures and distributes 6 million pounds of emergency food to needy people through more than 400 non-profit registered agencies. Agencies include food pantries, neighborhood centers, low-income housing sites, senior nutrition centers, family crisis centers, hospices, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs, and day care centers.  
 
Over the years the Food Bank has evolved as an organization, finding ways to fight the root causes of hunger through innovative programming that includes education, training and planning. These programs include the Mobile Food Pantry, Operation Frontline and Recipe for Success, which is the umbrella for the Food Bank’s outreach programs, offering job training, nutrition education and a production garden to grow vegetables for Food Bank programs and agencies.

For more information about the Wildcat Food Drive, call (603) 862-0837 or email amberr@unh.edu.

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