New York, NY, December 17, 2008 – This holiday season, Brooklyn resident, Cynthia Smith, is inviting New Yorkers to help their 1.3 million New York neighbors who rely on emergency food assistance. Beginning on December 17th, Smith is working with the Sports Museum of America, the nation’s first and only fully interactive all-sports attraction located in historic Lower Manhattan, to host a food drive that will benefit the Food Bank for New York City. Part of the Campbell Soup Company’s (NYSE:CPB) “NFL Moms Tackling Hunger with Chunky Soup” program, the drive will collect non-perishable food items in the lobby of the Museum.
As a special thank you to patrons who donate non perishable food items, they will receive $5 off admission to the museum.
Campbell’s Chunky soup, the Professional Football Player’s Mothers Association (PFPMA) and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, have teamed up to tackle hunger nationwide through the “NFL Moms Tackling Hunger with Chunky Soup” program. Thirty-five moms of NFL players are participating in the program where they’ll host donation events to benefit their local communities. The top three moms who collect the most donations will receive a trip Tampa Bay the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIII where they’ll help to announce a soup-er donation– one million cans of Campbell’s Chunky soup to food banks nationwide!
Chunky soup, now in its 11th year sponsoring the NFL, is committed to fighting hunger in America through its Campbell’s Chunky/NFL Tackling Hunger® program, which has donated millions of cans of soup nationwide. This year, for the first time, Chunky soup enlisted the help of the mothers of the PFPMA to help generate much needed food donations for the “NFL Moms Tackling Hunger with Chunky Soup” program.
The Sports Museum of America is located at 26 Broadway in Lower Manhattan and is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm. The museum will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and will close at 4pm on the eve of both holidays.