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Bruins Receiving Award For Helping Feed The Hungry

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MAY 06: A general view of the celebration following the Boston Bruins victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 6, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Flyers 5-1 to sweep the series four games to none. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

MAY 06: A general view of the celebration following the Boston Bruins victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 6, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Flyers 5-1 to sweep the series four games to none. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Bruins have done their part to help feed the hungry and will be rewarded for it on Wednesday.

The Bruins will be awarded the Environmental Merit Award from the EPA in a special ceremony at Faneuil Hall on Wednesday afternoon. The award is given to the individuals and groups who have shown particular ingenuity and commitment in their efforts to preserve the region’s environment.

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At the start of the 2010 -11 season, the Bruins joined the NHL’s green initiative and partnered with Rock and Wrap It Up! to help fight hunger throughout the US and Canada. The Bruins committed to work with Rock and Wrap it Up! to pack up all prepared but unsold concession food and give it to local shelters and places in need citywide.

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To date, the Bruins have donated 4,950 meals and 6,950 pounds of food to the Boston Rescue Mission. Including TD Garden’s contributions, a cumulative total of 15.5 tons of food has been donated to the Boston Rescue Mission.

Boston Bruins Foundation director of development Bob Sweeney will be accepting the award on behalf of the team.

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