Through First and Ten, the Cleveland Browns will host their annual First and Ten Food Drive before the Browns take on the Jaguars on Sunday, November 19th. Greater Cleveland Food Bank volunteers will begin collecting donations outside of FirstEnergy Stadium starting at 11 a.m through kickoff.
The Browns First and Ten Food Drive is a yearly program that provides fans an opportunity to support the holiday efforts of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and #give10. Prior to entering the stadium, fans with or without tickets are encouraged to drop off non-perishable canned food items, including the Super Six of cereal, soup, vegetables, beef stew, peanut butter and tuna fish, to assist local families in need during the holiday season. Of those served by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, nearly half are children and senior citizens. Monetary contributions will also be accepted, with each dollar donated being enough to provide four nutritious meals to individuals in the greater-Cleveland area.
Fans who make a donation will receive an official orange Browns #give10 wristband as part of the First and Ten movement.
Through the generosity of Browns fans last year, the Browns First and Ten Food Drive helped provide more than 14,000 meals to Northeast Ohio families in need.
Through Browns Give Back, the Cleveland Browns are dedicated to #give10 through the team's First and Ten initiative. Launched in June 2014, the Cleveland Browns First and Ten campaign is the team's community program, established to inspire fans to volunteer in and help their communities throughout the world by volunteering for 10 hours each year. Through First and Ten, the Browns are the only NFL club to promote a long-term volunteering program that unifies the team and its entire fan base, with the goal of impacting every individual's city across the globe, as well as the franchise's local community. All Browns fans are encouraged to join the volunteering effort by signing the First and Ten pledge on the team's website and by sharing their stories with #give10.
Learn more about the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and how you can get involved here.