When we team up, we can all make a difference

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Raymond James and United Healthcare joined forces to “Sack Hunger” and help support families in need the 2017 holiday season.

A big heart defeats an empty stomach every time

Through the generosity and support of Tampa Bay-area residents and Buccaneers fans, the Sack Hunger food drive helps volunteers from Feeding Tampa Bay, Metropolitan Ministries and local area food banks collect items to feed thousands of hungry families each year. On Sunday, December 10, Buccaneers ticket holders dropped off canned goods and nonperishable food items at Raymond James Stadium entrances as part of the game day drive and collection prior to the Bucs taking on the Detroit Lions. This 2017 holiday drive collected more than 1,900 pounds of food. Together, more than 26,000 meals were donated during the 2017 holiday season. Since the Sack Hunger program began, more than 140 tons of food has been collected and donated, providing more than 250,000 meals to those in the Tampa Bay community.

Thank you, Buccaneers fans, for helping to Sack Hunger in Tampa Bay and bringing smiles to the faces of children and families during the holiday season.

Food banks also accept supplies year-round to help those in need. You can help by donating to facilities directly or hosting a food drive of your own.


*Please, no glass containers with the exception of baby food

  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly or jam
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, ham etc.)
  • Canned beef stew
  • Pop-top cans (Chef Boyardee or chunky soups)
  • Soups (canned or dry)
  • Pasta (spaghetti or macaroni)
  • Pasta sauce and canned tomatoes
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Juices (liquid or dry mixes)
  • Rice
  • Instant potatoes
  • Black beans, kidney beans or pinto beans (canned or dried)
  • Boxed cereals
  • Dry or shelf-stable milk
  • Baby food (jars, boxes of rice cereal)
  • Cake mix
  • Dessert mix (Jell-O, pudding)
  • Gravy
  • Sugar or flour
  • Condiments

Visit the benefiting organization websites to learn more about how you can help.


Feeding Tampa Bay
Metropolitan Ministries

Presented By:

Raymond James
Bucs Care Foundation
United Healthcare