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Mets to host annual food drive at Citi Field

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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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.


Teaming up to help the needy

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Swami Durga Das

The River Fund New York — a local non-profit organization located in Richmond Hill — recently partnered with Payless ShoeSource to give away free shoes to nearly 90 underprivileged children.

More than 120 pairs of shoes were given away during the January 15 event. It was part of the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids initiative — a national, grass roots effort to give $1.2 million of free shoes to children of families in need.