With the rising numbers of soup kitchens and food pantries in need of emergency food, it has become more important for New Yorkers to lend a helping hand. The students of PS 12 set a great example during 2011, raising 2,000 pounds of food to help out the Feed the Kids program.
As a reward for all of their hard work, Mike Baxter, Daniel Murphy and Jon Niese along with Mr. Met came out to support their efforts and inspire other students to give to City Harvest. During this 50th Anniversary season the Mets launched the ‘Feeding the Big Apple’ program, which will be a season-long hunger relief initiative.
The Mets, who have a long history of giving back to the community, continued that fine tradition on a scorching hot Wednesday afternoon in Woodside, Queens-rewarding students who are learning from an early age to give back to others.
“It was an awesome opportunity for us to come out and meet these kids,” said Mike Baxter. “They did a great job of raising food and of hosting us today, they sang us a couple of songs and it was a really fun day.”
On being a part of the long standing history the franchise has in giving back to the community, Baxter had this to say, “It is nice to be a part of that. Especially coming from the community and I am really lucky to have this chance.”
1495 Sports was on hand and encourages fans to check out the special photo gallery from the event, along with a video look from the day.