SJ Partners with Second Harvest Food Bank

Bringing non-perishable food donations to Saturday's match

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The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the team has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank for their game on Saturday, May 29 against Toronto FC. The two sides have teamed up to kick out hunger in the local community. Fans are encouraged to join the battle by bringing non-perishable food donations to the May 29 game, which kicks off at 7 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium.

“We are proud to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank for this great cause,” said Earthquakes Executive Vice President David Alioto. “There is always a great food need in the local community, and it is even greater now due to the state of the economy. We believe it is our obligation to do our part to help fill that need.”

“We currently serve over 230,000 individuals per month in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, a large increase over last year,” said Lynn Crocker, Second Harvest Food Bank Director of Communications.  “What is great about working with the San Jose Earthquakes is not just the increased attention for local hunger, but also the public display of how easy it can be to make a big difference in the lives of those in need. Donating food and funds has a very direct impact in our community.”

Collection bins will be located at two different entrance gates at Buck Shaw Stadium for non-perishable food items.

The night will also feature the Second Harvest Food Bank Outstanding Youth Award winner, sixth grader Jordan Luke performing the ceremonial First Kick.

For more information about the event, please visit sjearthquakes.com. To learn more about Second Harvest Food Bank, or to make a donation visit SecondHarvestFood.org. To donate directly to the Earthquakes food drive event, visit www.virtualharvest.net, select “Community Group” then “San Jose Earthquakes Soccer.”