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San Diego Fleet football team hosts donation drive for needy

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Posted at 9:58 AM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 12:58:59-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Alliance of American Football team the San Diego Fleet will host a community drive Monday to collect donations of food, blood and necessities like clothes and soap.

The event is the Fleet's first-ever donation drive since beginning play in the AAF in February. Donations made at the event will benefit the San Diego Blood Bank, the Alpha Project and the San Diego Food Bank. Residents who make a donation at the event will receive two free tickets to the team's last regular-season home game April 14.

``Donations are critical to the San Diego Food Bank since we are currently feeding 350,000 people per month in communities throughout San Diego County,'' said James Floros, president and CEO of the San Diego Food Bank. ``On behalf of the food bank's staff and family of volunteers, we thank the San Diego Fleet for giving back to the community and helping our fellow San Diegans in need.''

The Alpha Project is accepting donations of clothing, blankets, soap and shampoo. The food bank is seeking canned and non-perishable goods like soup, beans, peanut butter, rice and baby formula.

The community drive is scheduled to begin at noon at SDCCU Stadium at 9449 Friars Road.