Busy Sunday at Lambeau
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GREEN BAY, WI--For the Green Bay Packers, game day is often about more than just football. It's about giving back to the fans and the community. This Sunday will be a busy one for Packers community outreach.
At Lambeau Field set up is already underway for Sunday's activities.
Bins are scattered all around the stadium in preparation for the annual Paul's Pantry Food Drive. For 26 years the Packers Women's Association has partnered with Paul's Pantry to feed the hungry.
Pantry leaders encourage you to drop off canned goods. They say the need is greater than it's ever been.
"We're serving 200 families every day, five days a week which is the busiest we've been in in 28 years," said pantry director, Craig Robbins.
Also happening this weekend: the Packers are involved in a community health outreach program so at the Bellin Health gate, Bellin will be offering flu shots to the community
"Sixty-three percent of the people in our market don't get flu shots so that was our first intitative," said Jody Wilmet, with Bellin Health.
It's all a part of "Titletown Wellness" an ongoing partnership between the Packers and Bellin health geared towards a healthier Wisconsin.
With thousands of fans on game day Lambeau is the perfect venue to draw a crowd to these events.
"When the Packers get involved in something it gets a little more notoriety and attention and if we can help draw atttention to certain efforts. We think that's a good thing," said director of Green Bay Packers public affairs, Aaron Popkey.
The Packers will also celebrate Hispanic Heritage month on Sunday by honoring a recipient with the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award.