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Tornado Relief: Blues to Hold Food Drive on June 1
Published: May 27th 2011 @ 12:00 AM



St. Louis Blues players TJ Oshie, Barret Jackman, Ben Bishop and Tyson Strachan are teaming up with the United Way and St. Louis Area Foodbank to host a food drive to support families in Joplin affected by the recent tornado. 

The food drive will be held on Wednesday, June 1 at Scottrade Center from 4 – 7 p.m. 

Fans can drop donated items off at the 14th & Clark Street entrance. The players will be on hand to collect items and greet fans during this time. All fans that donate will receive a free ticket to a 2011 Blues preseason game.

The St. Louis Area Foodbank recommends donations of any canned goods that can be considered a complete meal like peanut butter, soups and canned tuna or chicken. In a crisis like this, needs change every day. Those impacted may not know what to expect from day to day or long term. 

St. Louis Area Foodbank list of most needed items:

  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Canned fruit or veggies
  • Canned beans
  • Peanut butter
  • Bottled jelly
  • Canned soups
  • Canned ravioli
  • Boxed/bagged rice products
  • Boxed/bagged pasta products
  • Condiments/sauces (plastic bottles)
  • Boxed complete meals
  • Hot or cold cereal
  • Powdered milk
  • Granola bars
  • Breakfast/Snack bars
  • Boxed crackers
  • Fruit snacks
  • Bottled or boxed juice
  • Canned chili
  • Mac & cheese
  • Instant mashed potatoes