Mayor Menino Announces "The 5 Days of #bostonCANshare"
Closing out the Biggest Year in the History of Boston’s Annual Food Drive with 5 Days of Amazing Prizes!
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For Immediate Release
December 02, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced that the 27th Annual bostonCANshare program will close out more than a month of generous giving this week by giving back to donors with dozens of amazing prizes ranging from Boston Celtics tickets to an authentic City of Boston Street Sign, with the winner’s name on it.

“Bostonian’s have been incredibly generous in supporting bostonCANshare this year, already surpassing last year’s donations, but there’s much work left to be done to get us to our goal of $100,000 and 50,000 cans of food,” Mayor Menino said. “I would like to thank our partners who have generously donated for this fun final week.”

From now until the end of the day Friday, prizes will be given out during several peak hours. Randomly-selected donors, who give money to bostonCANshare online at during the specified hour will be notified by email that they have won.

Prizes include:

Monday 12/2 (Theme: Authentic Boston)

  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. -- Personalized City of Boston Street Sign, $10 min. donation
  • 1-2 p.m. – 5 pairs of Boston Duck Tour passes ($68 value per pair), $10 min. donation
  • 3-4 p.m. – A family four-pack of tickets to The New England Aquarium and IMAX ($125 value), $50 min. donation
  • 4-5 p.m. – Mike Napoli signed baseball, Will Middlebrooks autographed bat, OR Jarrod Saltalamacchia signed jersey, three random winners, $10 min. donation

Tuesday 12/3 (Theme: Holidays in Boston)

  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – MBTA Token pendant ($80 value), $10 min. donation
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – A fresh-cut 6-8 foot Christmas Tree ($85 value), $20 min. donation
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Samuel Adams Gift Basket ($100 value/no alcohol included), $25 min. donation

Wednesday 12/4 (Theme: Groceries/Home Cooking)

  • 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – One of FIVE $40 gift cards to Stop & Shop, $10 min. donation
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. –$100 gift card to Shaws/Star Market, $25 min. donation

Thursday 12/5 (Theme: Sports and New Years’s Resolutions)

  • 10-11 a.m. – One-year Hubway membership,
  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. -- BU Men’s Basketball vs. Harvard. Sat. 12/7, 1PM @ Case Gym (2 sets of 4 tickets) $25 min. donation
  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. -- BU Men’s Ice Hockey vs. Merrimack. Sat. 12/7, 7PM @ Agganis Arena (2 sets of 4 tickets) $25 min. donation
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – 3-month YMCA membership, $25 min. donation
  • 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Two tickets to see the Boston Celtics take on the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 18, $50 min. donation
  • 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – A four pack of Boston Celtics Suite Level Tickets (most games), $75 donation

Thursday 12/5 (Theme: Boston Restaurants)

  • 10-11 a.m. – $50 gift card to Minibar, $10 min. donation
  • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. -- $100 to Sweet Cheeks, $25 min. donation
  • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. -- $100 to Tavern Road, $25 min. donation
  • 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – $100 to Pasta Beach, $25 min. donation
  • 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. -- $100 to Stephanie’s on Newbury/Stefi’s on Tremont, $25 min. donation


Winners will be randomly chosen from those who donate at least the minimum amount during the hour marked. Entrants must donate online at


About bostonCANshare:

City departments, corporate and community partners, the Boston Public Schools and other city agencies make a direct contribution to hunger relief in our city. Each participating company or organization has a coordinator who promotes the food drive. bostonCANshare provides promotional materials - posters and brochures - along with boxes that are used to collect donations. Throughout the food drive, FedEx picks up the donations from each location for delivery to The Greater Boston Food Bank. The food is distributed to over 90 food pantries in Boston as well as area shelters and soup kitchens.


This year's bostonCANshare drive will run from Monday, October 21 through Friday, December 6. It is important to end hunger and promote healthy eating. Our goal is to make Boston the healthiest city in the US. We recognize that for every Boston resident to live a healthy lifestyle, we must start by eradicating hunger and increasing access to healthy food.




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