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Mets-greats to give Citi & City Harvest Volunteers a hand in fighting hunger

New York Mets-greats Edgardo Alfonzo, Cleon Jones and Jerry Koosman will be on hand to help fight hunger, as the trio who are a part of the Mets Alumni Association presented by Citi will team up once again with City Harvest to fight hunger.

City Harvest Truck. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

The greats will be on hand this Friday, June 3 on Mets Plaza at Citi Field to assist the 80 Citi Volunteers work with City Harvest to repackage 25,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and apples prior to the Mets/Reds game at 7:10 p.m.

That day will also be Citi’s 7th Annual Global Community Day, which happens to be the financial services company designated volunteer day of service across 160 countries and over 1,000 cities. The program, which takes place all spring and summer long, celebrates Citi’s volunteer spirit.

There will be a variety of community related initiatives projects taking place all over the world, which will be led by local Citi Volunteer teams. Over 95,000 Citi volunteers worldwide will be in helping out with such needs as literacy, housing, environmental protection, nutrition and health care.

Citi has been one of the leaders in community related initiatives, as volunteers and executives have been seen from the Habitat for Humanity program to the SNY Play Ball grant program.

Prior to the Mets game against the Reds, there will be a special on-field pre-game ceremony, where Citi and Mets executives will present City Harvest volunteer David Deloach with the “Teammates in the Community” award.

Deloach will be honored or his exemplary commitment and dedication to serving and helping others for more than three years as a volunteer with City Harvest. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary ways to give back to the community.

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