Governors announce Super Bowl food bank donations

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks-New England Patriots Super Bowl matchup is bringing cross-country donations into the food banks of each team’s home state.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Thursday morning they’re each sending win-or-lose donations to food pantries to help celebrate the game.

For Inslee, that means sending 1,000 cups of chowder donated by Seattle restaurant chain Ivar’s across the country to food pantries in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Washington food banks will get Boston cream pie cupcakes from the Koffee Kup Bakery in Springfield, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire bacon.

The lieutenant governors of each team’s home state have also announced a wager. If the Seahawks win, Washington Lt. Gov. Brad Owen will collect beer and cannoli from Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. If the Patriots win, Owen will send east a magnum of wine, smoked salmon, apples and Quinault Indian Nation souvenirs.

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