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Yale Athletics, Connecticut Food Bank Partnership

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Portion of Online Sales to Benefit Connecticut Food Bank

 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Renew your tailgating tradition at the historic Yale Bowl on Nov. 10 as Yale Football hosts Princeton in a classic college football rivalry. 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 year, 5% of the proceeds from all ticket orders placed online at https://athletics.ticketing.yale.edu (for tickets to the 2018 Yale-Princeton football game) 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-Princeton game starting on Tuesday, October 30.

 

Follow these simple steps to support the Connecticut Food Bank

  1. Log onto https://athletics.ticketing.yale.edu
  2. Use Promo Code: FOODBANK10 to increase the contribution
  3. Select tickets and/or parking passes to the 2018 Yale-Princeton football game and add them to your shopping cart
  4. Complete the transaction and Yale Athletics will provide all collected funds to the Connecticut Food Bank

"We truly appreciate our partnership with the Connecticut Food Bank," says Yale's Senior Associate AD, Jeremy Makins. "Last year, through our partnership we were able to provide almost $10,000 to the Connecticut Food Bank, and this year we encourage our fans to add even more support using the FOODBANK10 Promo Code."

 

"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 144,000 visits each month from people seeking food. "The meals generated by this event are vitally needed to help in our community."

 

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 distribute nutritious food to people in need, which last year provided more than 20.3 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 nearly 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.