Bengals, Freestore Foodbank look to break canned food drive record

Bengals, Freestore Foodbank look to break canned food drive record

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The Bengals and the Freestore Foodbank are holding their 28th Canned Food Drive Thursday night before the Bengals take on the Browns.

Thousands of pounds of food will be brought to the gates of Paul Brown Stadium, helping people in the Tri-State. The Bengals are asking fans to bring canned goods or cash to the game and volunteers will be at every gate collecting the donations, which will be used to help families this holiday season.

The team is also hoping to beat last year's numbers. In 2013, fans donated 7,391 pounds of food and $19,596.89 in cash. The canned food drive raised enough to provide 65,000 meals to help feed families in the Queen City.

Participants can bring non-perishable food items or cash to any gate at Paul Brown before the game. Gates open at 7:00.

Coach Marvin Lewis plans to announce the results from this year's food drive at his weekly news conference.

Another special event is happening during the game, Devon Still's 4-year-old daughter Leah, will be here to watch her dad play.

This will be the first time Leah watches her dad play in person. She will be at the stadium as the Bengals present a check for $1 million to Cincinnati Children's Hospital after the first quarter.

The money will go toward pediatric cancer research and was raised from the sales of Still's jersey. Devon Still says he can't wait to see his little girl in the stands, and that it will be the most emotional game he'll ever play.

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