|Citi Field. Photo by Jason Schott.|
The Mets, as part of their MetsGiving initiatives, will be hosting their annual Food Drive this Tuesday, November 15, from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. in the Mets Team Store at Citi Field.
New York Common Pantry will be the beneficiary of all donations. All types of canned and packaged goods are welcome, and the most needed items are milk (powdered, evaporated, boxed), pasta, rice, corn, yams, sweet potatoes, green beans, canned pumpkin, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce, corn muffin mix, stuffing mix, barley, quinoa, canned vegetables, canned/dry beans, canned fruit, packaged mac and cheese, peanut butter, oatmeal, hot and cold cereal, canned tuna, salmon or chicken, and powdered mashed potatoes.
They request that people do not bring glass containers, perishable or expired food items.
Fans donating at least 10 non-perishable items will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select Mets home game in 2023 (excluding Opening Day and the Subway Series). Fans will be limited to one ticket per voucher.
Mr. Met will make a special appearance between noon and 1:00 p.m.
About New York Common Pantry: The organization works toward the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for those they serve. Their whole-person approach includes services such as fresh food pantry packages, hot meals, supplemental food for seniors, case management and nutrition education programs.