Komets Kare Package is tonight and Saturday

Komets Kare Package is returning for its 10th year at tonight and Saturday’s home games. Sponsored by The News-Sentinel, the Komets, WANE and Federal Express, the program asks fans to donate supplies for the Northern Indiana Veterans Administration Health System, which serves more than 45,000 veterans throughout the region.

This year, along with the usual items such as gloves, hats, magazines, CDs, DVDs, puzzle books, personal toiletries, hygiene products, blankets and cleaning supplies, we’re asking Komets fans to consider donating food, which can be used to help the VA start a local pantry system.

The list of food items being asked for include canned items such as spaghetti sauce, pasta, pork and beans, chili or stew, fruit, tuna, salmon, chicken and mixed vegetables. Also welcomed are packaged products such as Tuna, Chicken or Hamburger Helper, pudding packs, peanut butter and jelly, cereals, oatmeal, boxed potato dishes, rice and pasta side dishes, macaroni and cheese, and breakfast bars. The VA is unable to store fresh or frozen food and would prefer not to deal with liquids.

Please bring donations to the games to drop off on your way into the arena. The VA also will take monetary donations. For people looking to make donations during the day, the Federal Express Shipping Center at 3620 Independence Dr. will accept drop-offs.