Lightning, Mosaic To Host Food Drive Before April 10 Flyers Game And Present
$84,000 'Goals For Food' Check At Game To Feeding America Tampa Bay And Other
Local Food Banks
The Partners Will Also Continue Goals for Food During 2014 Playoffs
TAMPA BAY, Fla., April 9, 2014
TAMPA BAY, Fla., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Tampa Bay Lightning and The
Mosaic Company will partner this Thursday when the Bolts take on the
Philadelphia Flyers at the Tampa Bay Times Forum to host a food drive to
benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay.In addition the organizations announced
that they will continue to partner for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The first 1,500 fans to bring five non-perishable food items to Ford Thunder
Alley at the Times Forum prior to Thursday's7:30 p.m. game will receive a
Lightning drawstring bag courtesy of Mosaic. During Thursday's contest the
Lightning and Mosaic will present Feeding America Tampa Bay and other food
bank partners with a check for $84,000 from the Goals for Food program, in
which Mosaic donated $500 for each home game goal and $5,000 per hat trick
this season to Feeding America Tampa Bay and 11 other local food banks. The
check includes the Lightning's two pre-season home games, and the regular
season through April. This total amount will help the organizations distribute
roughly 588,000 meals to our hungry neighbors in need.
"As Mosaic works to help grow the food the world needs, valuable partnerships
such as Goals for Food with the Lightning ensures that essential food reaches
the tables of those in need," said Bo Davis,Mosaic senior vice president of
phosphate operations. "Ending hunger truly requires teamwork, and we are
extremely proud to partner with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Feeding America Tampa
Bay, and other food banks throughout our operating area to make a difference
in our local communities."
"The Lightning are not only proud to be joining our great friends at Mosaic to
make a donation to Feeding America Tampa Bay from the Goals for Food program,
but we're also extremely excited that it will continue as we head into the
Stanley Cup Playoffs," Lightning president Steve Griggs said. "We are
extremely fortunate to have such great partners as Mosaic and Feeding America
"On behalf of the 700,000 who are hungry in our community today, we would like
to thank our great partners, The Mosaic Company and the Lightning," said
Thomas Mantz, executive director of Feeding America Tampa Bay. "With the
tremendous support from the Goals for Food program, we increased visibility,
awareness, and most importantly, provided nutritious meals to children and
families in the Tampa Bay area."
About The Mosaic Company
The Mosaic Company is the world's largest combined producer and marketer of
concentrated phosphate and potash, two essential crop nutrients. Driven by its
mission to help the world grow the food it needs, Mosaic is committed to
strengthening global food security and protecting critical water resources.
The Mosaic Company and The Mosaic Company Foundation make investments in and
partner with best-of-class leaders in the focus areas of food, water and local
community investments. More information about Mosaic is available at
Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC
The 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning and the leasehold rights to
the Tampa Bay Times Forum were purchased by an entity controlled by Jeffrey
Vinik in March, 2010. Shortly thereafter, Vinik also purchased the Tampa Bay
Storm of the Arena Football League. Since acquiring these assets, Vinik has
spearheaded a complete brand and business transformation of the teams and the
arena under the banner of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC. The
organization's "Lightning Community Heroes" and "C.H.A.R.G.E." (Contributing
Hours Across our Region through our Generous Employees) programs have become
symbols of a community-first business approach.
About Feeding America Tampa Bay
Feeding America Tampa Bay makes a difference in the lives of thousands of
people each week through its distribution to a partnership network of more
than 600 faith-based and other non-profit hunger relief organizations.
Receiving surplus food donations from growers, manufacturers, supermarkets and
community food drives, Feeding America Tampa Bay supplied more than 35 million
pounds of food to its 10-county service area in the past year - enough to
provide more than 2 million meals every month to those who would otherwise go
hungry. Feeding America Tampa Bay isa member of the national Feeding America
network. www.feedingamericatampabay.org …because no one should go hungry.
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