Portion of Online Sales to Benefit Food Bank
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – There are few traditions as well known in Connecticut as "The Game," the historic football rivalry between Yale and Harvard heading into its 134th edition. For more than 25 years, part of the tradition has included a drive to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank.
Ticket Proceeds to Benefit Connecticut Food Bank
This November, 5% of the proceeds from all ticket orders placed online at https://athletics.ticketing.yale.edu (for tickets to the 2017 Yale-Harvard football game - including parking passes) will be provided to the Connecticut Food Bank.
Fans hoping to make an even bigger contribution can use Promo Code: FOODBANK10 to add another 5% to the contribution, bringing the order total to 10%.
This partnership applies to all online orders placed for the Yale-Harvard game (including Yale-Harvard parking passes) made in November 2017.
Follow these simple steps to support the Connecticut Food Bank
- Log onto https://athletics.ticketing.yale.edu
- Use Promo Code: FOODBANK10 to increase the contribution
- Select tickets and/or parking passes to the 2017 Yale-Harvard football game and add them to your shopping cart
- Complete the transaction and Yale Athletics will provide all collected funds to the Connecticut Food Bank
"We are beyond excited to continue building our partnership with the Connecticut Food Bank," says Yale's Senior Associate AD, Jeremy Makins. "This new arrangement should help to drive even more funds to the Food Bank, and we're happy to allow our fans to add to their support using the FOODBANK10 Promo Code."
Nonperishable Food Item Donations on-site at Yale Bowl on November 18, 2017
Volunteers for the Connecticut Food Bank will be at the Yale Bowl from 8:30AM to 1:00PM on Saturday, November 18, collecting donations of nonperishable food items as spectators enter the Bowl. Please note that frozen turkeys and other perishable food items will not be collected at the game. For information on where to donate turkeys, please visit www.ctfoodbank.org/thanksgiving-for-all/."The Game is a great tradition for us too," said Connecticut Food Bank CEO Bernie Beaudreau. "The support we get from fans makes a wonderful contribution to our work feeding Connecticut families. It's just not Thanksgiving without this event."
The Connecticut Food Bank works with hundreds of food assistance programs across the area to provide food to people in need throughout the year. More than 400,000 people in Connecticut are food insecure and need help meeting basic needs. One in six Connecticut children struggles with hunger. Beaudreau said that Connecticut Food Bank member programs in its six-county service area receive an average of 148,000 visits each month from people seeking assistance with food needs. "The meals generated by this event are vitally needed to help in our community."
People who wish to help as game day volunteers can visit www.ctfoodbank.org/volunteer and register under special events to help collect donations at the Yale Bowl on Saturday, November 12. The Connecticut Food Bank will be collecting nonperishable foods between 8:30AM and 1:00PM. Game time is 12:30PM.
About the Connecticut Food Bank:
The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to provide food, which last year provided more than 21 million meals. We distribute that food through a network of community based programs to six Connecticut counties - Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London and Windham counties – where more than 300,000 people struggle with hunger. Visit us on the web at www.ctfoodbank.org, like us on Facebook and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.