BY KIRSTEN E. PAULSON
Next weekend, Mets fans will have a chance to enjoy a ballgame and support those in need at Citi Field.
On Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, between 5 and 7:30 p.m., the Mets will be hosting their annual food drive for The River Fund New York. Fans who donate 10 or more items of nonperishable food will receive vouchers for one pair of tickets to a Mets home game in 2015.
Some of the most needed items are canned fruit, vegetables, plastic jars of peanut butter, packages of hot or cold cereal, and packages of macaroni and cheese. Items that won’t be accepted are unlabeled, expired, or dented cans; any open packages; products that need to be refrigerated; and any homemade food.
Mets personnel and wives of Mets players will be collecting food outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, Left Field Gate, and Bullpen Plaza. The donation drive takes place prior to the Mets games against their division rivals, the Washington Nationals.