All season, Second Harvest Food Bank staff and volunteers have supported the New Orleans Saints 50/50 raffle, with various worthwhile local charities directly benefiting from the raffle, at each home game. At Sunday's game vs. the Los Angeles Rams, the Saints will donate one-half of the raffle's total jackpot to Second Harvest Food Bank.
"We've had a tremendous, long-term relationship with the Saints and have been happy to provide staff and volunteers to support this important fund-raiser at every home game," said Second Harvest President and CEO Natalie Jayroe. "Now, we're especially looking forward to this week's contest, because it could mean tens of thousands of dollars for our mission to fight hunger in South Louisiana."
The jackpot from the last Saints home game exceeded $70,000, which means Second Harvest could be in line for a total donation from this one game in excess of $35,000.
"In just this one day, we are hoping to sell enough 50/50 raffle tickets to provide 75,000 meals to a South Louisiana family in need," Jayroe said. "We've been so honored to provide the manpower to this charitable cause which has raised much-needed funds for many other local nonprofits as well as Second Harvest."
Ticket prices for the raffle are 3 for $5, 10 for $10, 40 for $20, and 120 for $50.
Second Harvest staff and volunteers will be selling the 50/50 tickets in Champions Square and throughout the Mercedes-Benz Superdome from pre-game until the end of the third quarter.