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Tampa, Florida -- The Tampa Bay Lightning and The Mosaic Company will partner this Thursday when the Bolts take on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Tampa Bay Times Forum to host a food drive to benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay.

The first 1,500 fans to bring five non-perishable food times to Ford Thunder Alley at the Times Forum before Thursday's at 7:30 p.m. game will receive a Lightning drawstring bag courtesy of Mosaic.

During Thursday's contest, the Lightning and Mosaic will present Feeding America Tampa Bay and other food bank partners with a check for $84,000 from the Goals for Food program, in which Mosaic donated $500 for each home game goal and $5,000 per hat trick this season to Feeding America Tampa Bay and 11 other local food banks. The check includes the Lightning's two pre-season home games, and the regular season through April.

In addition, the Lightning and Mosaic will continue the Goals for Food program during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"The Lightning are not only proud to be joining our great friends at Mosaic to make a donation to Feeding America Tampa Bay from the Goals for Food program, but we're also extremely excited that it will continue as we head into the Stanley Cup Playoffs," Lightning president Steve Griggs said. "We are extremely fortunate to have such great partners as Mosaic and Feeding America Tampa Bay."

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