Kansas City, MO – The Salvation Army and the Kansas City Renegades are teaming up to tackle hunger in Kansas City!Tailgater trophy_fb

The Renegades, Kansas City’s only arena football team, will host a food drive at its final home game May 25 to help fill The Salvation Army’s eight food pantries in the metropolitan area.  A Salvation Army truck will be located in the parking lot at Kemper Arena for fans to place their donations of non-perishable food items before the 7:05 pm game against the Kansas Koyotes.

The Salvation Army will also name one lucky Renegade fan “The Ulimate Tailgater” during half-time of the Renegades game May 25, in the finale of a five week “Tailgater of the Week” campaign that began with the team’s first home game March 17. The winner will receive a boxing-style championship belt.

The Kansas City Renegades, a charter member of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League, are in their first season of play. “The KC Renegade fans are among the best in Kansas City and we are grateful to them and to the team for helping us feed hungry families in our community,” said Chris DiMaso, special events coordinator for The Salvation Army. Last year, The Salvation Army served more than 367,000 meals in the Kansas City metro area.