BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 24, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will once again partner with TOPS Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Wednesday, Nov. 26, to benefit local food pantries. The turkey drive will take place from 6-9 a.m. in these locations:
- TOPS Market in Tonawanda (890 Young St, Tonawanda, NY 14150)
- First Niagara Center Surface Lot (Enter lot from Baltimore St. via Perry St.)
For every 20-pound turkey dropped off, or the equivalent of a 20-pound turkey, the Sabres will give away two tickets to an upcoming game to the donor. Tickets (maximum of four per person) will be distributed immediately at the drop-off sites for games against Winnipeg (Nov. 26), Tampa Bay (Dec. 2), Los Angeles (Dec. 9), Calgary (Dec. 11) and Florida (Dec. 13).
All of the donated turkeys will directly benefit the Buffalo City Mission and the Food Bank of Western New York.
The Food Bank of Western New York provides food to 330 member agencies such as food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and group homes in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties. Monthly, through these agencies, it serves approximately 106,000 individuals, including 39,000 families, nearly 37,000 children and over 11,000 seniors. The number of individuals and families reflects an increase of 7 percent from last year.