Monday, February 07, 2011

North Stars team up with Father Fred

When does one dollar equal two? When it’s The Father Fred Foundation Frostbite Food Drive.

The Traverse City North Stars are joining the effort to re-stock the region’s food pantry, kicking off the February Face-off for The Father Fred Foundation, in support of the Foundation’s 17th annual food drive.

Fans who donate a non-perishable food item at North Stars home games on Feb. 11, 12, 13 and 18 will receive $1 off admission, with an additional $1 donated to Father Fred by the team. Additionally, Frostbite Food Drive sponsor Fox Motors will distribute hats to the first 50 fans at the North Stars’ games on Feb. 13 and 18.

“The Father Fred Foundation is an organization that has done a lot of good for a lot of people over the years in our community, so let’s all ‘show our goodness’ and do our part to make sure the food pantry is well-stocked,” suggested Stars mascot Wild Cherry.

The Frostbite Food Drive runs from Feb. 11-20, with Traverse City collection sites at Garfield Plaza (near Agave Mexican restaurant) and Fox Motors (on US-31 S across from Meijer). Donors can also visit the Foundation’s website ( to ‘Click the Can’ and make a cash contribution. All cash donations are matched dollar-for-dollar.

The food items that are most needed by the food pantry include Baby Food/Infant Formula/Diapers, Canned Fruit packed in water or its own juice, Canned Kidney/Navy Beans, Canned Pastas/Hash, Canned Pork and Beans, Canned Stews/Chili, Canned Tuna/Chicken packed in water, Dried Beans/Peas, Dried Fruits, Evaporated/Powdered Milk, Lower Sodium Canned Soups, Peanut Butter, Rice-All varieties, Tomato paste/sauce, Toothpaste/Toilet Paper/Bar Soap, Unsweetened Cereals (Hot and Cold), and Whole Wheat Pasta.

The Father Fred Foundation serves residents of the Grand Traverse region (Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties) who have emergency needs. To donate, volunteer, or for more information, visit

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