Packers Women's Association hosting food drive before Packers, Seahawks game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Packers Women’s Association is teaming up with Packers fans for the 31st Annual Food Drive for Paul’s Pantry prior to the Green Bay Packers-Seattle Seahawks game on September 10 at Lambeau Field. This year’s effort is headed by co-chairwomen Alyssa Janis, wife of Packers wide receiver Jeff Janis, and Karen Capers, wife of Packers defensive coordinator, Dom Capers.

Prior to kickoff, PWA members and Paul’s Pantry volunteers will collect cash donations and non-perishable food items in bins near the stadium gates. Each PWA member will be wearing a PWA jersey and Paul’s Pantry volunteers will be wearing PWA pins.

Paul’s Pantry is a supplementary food distribution program for the needy in the greater Green Bay area.

“We’re happy for the opportunity to continue our food drive for a 31st year,” Alyssa Janis, co-chairwoman of the Packers Women’s Association Food Drive, said. “We are so grateful for the generosity of the Packers fans in teaming up with us to help tackle hunger in our community.”

As an added incentive to donate to the food drive, fans have an opportunity to win Packers autographed mini-helmets. For every $5 donation or five non-perishable food items contributed, a fan will receive a ticket stub. The winning ticket numbers will be drawn and announced on the scoreboard during the game. Fans with winning ticket stubs can pick up their prizes at the guest services desk in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

Overall, in the past 30 years of conducting food drives, the PWA has collected more than one million non-perishable food items and more than $323,000 for Paul’s Pantry.

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