The 17th Annual Jaguars Family Food Drive will once again help feed needy families on the First Coast. Winn-Dixie and the Jaguars team up annually by hosting the drive in Winn-Dixie stores. This year's gameday collection will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2, when the Jaguars face the New Orleans Saints.
Each fall, the Jacksonville Jaguars partner with Winn-Dixie stores to host a food drive benefiting Second Harvest North Florida. Jacksonville-area residents can donate food in specially marked barrels at participating Winn-Dixie stores on the First Coast from Sept. 27 through Nov. 8. Additionally, the Jaguars will hold a food drive before their Oct. 2 game against the New Orleans Saints at EverBank Field. Collection barrels will be set up outside the stadium for fans to donate nonperishable food items.
The kickoff for the 17th Annual Jaguars Family Food Drive is set for Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Winn-Dixie store at the intersection of Beach Blvd and St. Johns Bluff Road. The event is from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Roar, Jackson deVille and several Jaguars players will be on hand to help kick off the food drive with a public celebration.