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Mets to Host Annual Food Drive


Citi Field. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

WHAT:           The Mets will host their annual Summer Food Drive presented by Hain Celestial benefitting The River Fund NY on Saturday, July 14 from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm and Sunday, July 15 from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm outside of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field. The River Fund NY is a hunger-relief organization based in Richmond Hill, Queens that serves 160,000 clients.

Fans donating at least 10 non-perishable items will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a remaining select Mets home game in 2018. Fans will be limited to one ticket voucher. All types of canned and packaged goods are welcome, but no glass containers or perishable foods.

Among the items most needed are: milk (powdered, evaporated, boxed), all types of pasta (packaged), rice, ramen noodles, canned vegetables, canned fruit, mac and cheese (packaged), oatmeal, hot and cold cereal (packaged, family-sized), boxed grits, tuna, and powdered mashed potatoes.

WHEN:           Saturday, July 14 | 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

                        Sunday, July 15 | 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

WHERE:         Mets personnel will be collecting food outside of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at Citi Field. Stations will be set up on the first and third base side. Further details can be found at mets.com/FoodDrive.

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