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Nationals Food from Your Heart Program

gleaners - virtual food bank

For families in our Nationals Macomb, Oakland, Union and Select Macomb locations.

Please select the appropriate Nationals donation center you would like your donation credited to from the "Choose Your Company" drop down selection list. 

This will allow us to track and report about the amazing generosity of our Nationals family.  

food bank of eastern michigan - Virtual Food Bank

For families in our Nationals Capital Area, Genesee, TriCounty, Select Lapeer, and Select North Oakland locations.

Please indicate that you are with Nationals by selecting "Yes, my donation is part of a corporate/group fundraiser" and then type in "Nationals." 

This will allow us to track and report about the generosity of our amazing Nationals families.

We are proud to announce the launch of our annual food drive by Nationals – “Food from Your Heart” – to support the Gleaners and Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.  This year’s food drive will take place from Tuesday, February 14th to Monday, February 27th.   Our “Food from Your Heart” collection will directly benefit families throughout Michigan, including those in all Nationals locations and thousands of residents throughout 22 counties.
All Nationals families will have the opportunity to participate in the food drive – either by donating actual food items and toiletries at a Nationals training location – and/or by donating through the VIRTUAL FOOD BANKS.
Participating Nationals training locations include:
·         Blue Water YMCA, St Clair
·         Genesee Fieldhouse, Grand Blanc
·         Premier Sports Center, Shelby Township
·         The Den Training Academy, Oxford – Only on Saturday Feb 18th
·         Total Soccer Fraser
·         Tri-City Sports Complex, Auburn
·         Ultimate Soccer Arenas, Pontiac

The Virtual Food Banks are available for donations by families from ALL Nationals locations, especially for those without a physical collection site.  To donate via the Virtual Food Banks, go to the links above this article.   Please be sure to put in Nationals as the company name so that we can get a tally of the donations made by Nationals members.
·         For Gleaners:  Select Nationals in the billing section’s drop-down screen.
·         For Eastern Food Bank:  Click YES to “donation as part of a group” and type in Nationals.

Let’s “achieve more together” to benefit families in the communities in which we play soccer, live and work on a daily basis.  We are asking each Nationals family to either donate at least 5 items per player at one of our locations or donate via the online Virtual Food Bank.  Nutritious canned food and dry goods are needed most often – and personal care items are also appreciated.  Please reference the attached list of suggested items.
Thank you for participating in our Nationals “Food from Your Heart” food drive, which supports the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan and Gleaners in their daily mission to help people suffering from hunger.  To learn more about these two phenomenal organizations, please visit their websites:
·         Food Bank of Eastern Michigan:  www.fbem.org
·         Gleaners Food Bank:  www.gcfb.org

If you have any questions, please contact our Nationals Food from Your Heart program director, Kelly Haapala (Kelly.Haapala@NationalsSoccer.com, 248-521-2179)