The New York Jets in conjunction with A-1 First Class-Viking Moving and Storage will hold their annual food drive to benefit the Interfaith Nutrition Network on Sunday at the Meadowlands before the 1 p.m. kickoff against Jacksonville. Fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations that will be collected at all gates upon entering the stadium.
The Interfaith Nutrition Network (The INN), founded in 1983, addresses the issues of hunger and homelessness on Long Island by providing food, shelter, long-term housing and supportive services in a dignified and respectful manner for those who seek their help. They are a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization with a dedicated staff, a broad base of community support and a commitment to educate the public about these issues.
WHO: The New York Jets and their loyal fans
WHAT: Non-perishable food drive
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
WHY: To benefit the Interfaith Nutrition Network and help the fight against hunger
The New York Jets take great pride in playing an active role in making a year-round commitment to the tristate community. Programs funded by the New York Jets Foundation touch the lives of countless young men and women in the tristate area.
Over the past nine years, the Jets and their charitable foundation have raised or contributed more than $9 million to promote youth health, fitness and education, particularly in disadvantaged communities. From fighting childhood obesity through the Generation Jets: Be Lean & Green initiative to launching a football team in an urban high school, urging students to eat right and move more, and supporting the efforts of the Alliance for Lupus Research, the New York Jets invest in programs that make a difference in the lives of others. In addition to the Jets Foundation, which supports our own extensive youth initiatives, the Jets partner with numerous established charitable organizations and participate in causes sponsored by the NFL.