Through five events over the holiday season, the Amazin’ Mets Foundation will team up with 20 partners with the hopes to impact thousands of community members across all five boroughs.
FLUSHING, N.Y., November 10 – The New York Mets will once again host their MetsGiving initiatives, a series of programs in November and December that focus on helping the community during the holiday season, the club announced today. The events include food and coat drives, a turkey giveaway, a holiday dinner for families in need and a holiday party for kids. There will also be appearances by Mets players, mascots, front office staff, corporate partners and fans, all working together to give back and help those underserved in the community.
Wednesday, November 15 – Annual Food Drive
Mets Team Store at K Korner at Citi Field – 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Mets are hosting their annual MetsGiving Food Drive, presented by Affinity by Molina Healthcare, in the Mets Team Store at K Korner at Citi Field on November 15 to benefit New York Common Pantry. Fans are encouraged to bring all types of canned and packaged goods (no glass containers or perishable foods) and will enjoy a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Met. Fans donating at least 10 non-perishable items will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select Mets home game in 2024 (excluding Opening Day and the Subway Series).
Due to off-season construction at Citi Field, Seaver Way is closed to vehicles. Free parking for the food drive will be available in Lot A. For more information and a list of most needed food items, visit mets.com/FoodDrive.
Friday, November 17 – Ninth Annual Turkey Giveaway
The Mets will host their ninth annual MetsGiving Turkey Giveaway on November 17 to distribute over 7,500 turkeys to those in need ahead of Thanksgiving, working with a total of 15 community partners throughout New York City to distribute the turkeys. There will be in-person distributions in each borough including the Queens Community Justice Center, New York Common Pantry in Manhattan, Part of the Solution in the Bronx, the New York Foundling in Staten Island and Maimonides Park in Brooklyn.
Wednesday, December 6 – 17th Annual Coat Drive
Mets Team Store at K Korner at Citi Field – 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Mets are teaming up with New York Cares for the 17th Annual Mets Coat Drive, presented by 1PointFive, on December 6 in the Mets Team Store at K Korner at Citi Field. Mets personnel, along with New York Cares and 1PointFive volunteers will collect donations to keep those in need warm during the cold winter months in New York. Fans bringing a new or gently used winter coat will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select Mets home game in 2024 (excluding Opening Day and the Subway Series).
From 12 p.m. – 3 p.m., there will be a special appearance from the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan in Lot A. Fans will have the opportunity to take pictures with Santa and the truck’s holiday lights, receive a free can of Coke Zero Sugar, and more.
Due to off-season construction at Citi Field, Seaver Way is closed to vehicles. Free parking for the coat drive will be available in Lot A. Further details can be found at mets.com/CoatDrive.
Tuesday, December 12 – Holiday Dinner
The Amazin’ Mets Foundation and Delta are teaming up to support a local Queens shelter where children and their families will receive a special holiday meal and gifting experience. Mets Front Office Staff and Delta employees will help serve the meal, surprise the families with holiday gifts and bring some holiday cheer to those in need. Mets players and mascots participating in the event will be announced at a later date.
Wednesday, December 13 – Kids Holiday Party
Piazza Club at Citi Field – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Mets will host more than 125 students from Queens for the annual Kids Holiday Party at Citi Field on December 13. Students from local Title 1 schools will enjoy games, lunch and participate in holiday crafts, while also receiving gifts and a special visit from Santa. Mets players participating in the event will be announced at a later date.
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