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Mets to host annual food drive at Citi Field


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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.

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Free Mets tickets for blood donors


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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BENJAMIN FANG

Bayside Assemblyman Edward Braunstein is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, Aug. 14 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center on 212th Street and 26th Avenue.

“Every donation helps to save up to three lives,” Braunstein said. “Our hospitals are in need of your help, so I hope you will take the time to share this lifesaving gift.”

Each donor will receive two Mets tickets by mail, thanks to the New York Blood Center.

To be eligible, donors have to be between the ages of 16 and 75, weigh at least 110 pounds and not have any new tattoos within the last year.

Donors are asked to drink fluids before arriving and to bring photo ID.

For more information, contact Braunstein’s office at 718-357-3588.

 

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