Or, if you’re a food banker, 5,020 and counting.
The first number is significant to Buffalo Bills fans, as it represents the number of tackles made by Buffalo’s defense through four games this season. The second number, however, means a lot more to western New Yorkers in need. For every Bills tackle this season, 20 cans of soup are donated and shared among four upstate food banks, including Foodlink. The other three include: The Food Bank of Western New York, The Food Bank of Central New York and the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.
Campbell’s Chunky Soup (remember those Donovan McNabb ads back in the day???), Tops Friendly Markets and the Bills have teamed up once again to Tackle Hunger and Foodlink, of course, is extremely grateful for their support.
“We are very pleased to continue our relationship with the Tackle Hunger program,” said Bruce Popko, Pegula Sports and Entertainment’s executive vice president of business development. “This is a very important initiative for our community and our neighbors who rely heavily on local food banks. We look forward to doing our part to help create a community where no one has to wonder where their next meal is coming from.”
And in case you’re wondering which player has donated the most cans this year, here’s the top 3 so far: (1) Zach Brown – 34 (2) Preston Brown – 21 (3) Ronald Darby – 14.
Thank you Zach for leading the charge, and thank you Bills for once again helping us end hunger in western New York!