Los Angeles Chargers and corporate partners Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions, Alexander’s Mobility Services, The Dingman Group and PepsiCo
Food & Supply Drive to aid victims of the historic flooding throughout Southeast Texas that has occurred as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
A semi-trailer truck will be on-site to collect food and supplies identified by the Houston Food Bank as items of need. Items include: pop-top, ready-to-eat items such as vegetables and fruit; shelf-stable pantry items such as peanut butter, tuna, chili and soup; bottled water; hand-held snack items such as granola bars breakfast bars, etc.; cleaning supplies such as paper towels, mops, mop buckets, brooms, bleach wipes, bleach, garbage bags, etc.; new personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste; diapers, both baby and adult sizes.
Volunteers will sort, pack, and palletize items as strategically as possible in coordination with the Houston Food Bank warehouse to mitigate work for the Houston volunteers. At the end of the day’s event, Alexander’s Mobility Services and The Dingman Group will fill whatever room remains on the truck with more food and supplies and dispatch the semi directly to the Houston Food Bank.
Wednesday, September 6
6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Vons Grocery Store
4520 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
A rotation of Chargers players and staff will be on-site throughout the day to assist in sorting the donations, loading the truck, purchasing supplies and meeting food/supply donors.
Representatives from Vons and Alexander’s Mobility Services/The Dingman Group will be on-site and available for interviews.
Chargers expected to attend (subject to change) and available for interviews include:
Morning - General Manager Tom Telesco, Charger Girls
Late morning/Early afternoon/Afternoon - Joey Bosa, Austin Ekeler, Hunter Henry, Drew Kaser, Rayshawn Jenkins, Younghoe Koo, Dexter McCoil, Sean McGrath, Russell Okung*, Isaac Rochell, Damion Square*, Korey Toomer, and Derek Watt* among others.
Late Afternoon - Head Coach Anthony Lynn, Owner and Chairman of the Board Dean Spanos
*Okung and Square are both from Houston while Watt’s brother, J.J., plays for the Texans and has helped raise more than $18 million for Hurricane Harvey relief in Houston.
Josh Rupprecht / 310-694-6122 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Rojas / 858-229-1958 / email@example.com
Helen Cha / 714-746-1171 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Pam Deem-Hergan / 443-386-1536 / email@example.com
Chris Dingman / 949-400-1449 / firstname.lastname@example.org