SATURDAY, MAY 11
Feeding the Big Apple" presented by The Hain Celestial Group, is a season-long hunger relief initiative in partnership with the New York Mets, City Harvest, City Meals on Wheels, Island Harvest, Rock & Wrap it Up!.
A sustained, high need for food has become the new normal for many New Yorkers with 3 million living in areas where fresh, affordable food is difficult to access. As more people are affected by the challenging economy, the need for emergency food has increased dramatically. Soup kitchens and food pantries have seen an average increase in demand of 25% since 2008, and visits by children are up 35%.
The first of five Food Drives at Citi Field this season is scheduled for Saturday, May 11 when fans can drop off food donations at the City Harvest truck on Mets Plaza outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda starting at 10:30 am. The next four drives will take place on June 8, July 20, August 3 and September 14.