WHAT: As part of their MetsGiving initiatives, the New York Mets are hosting their annual Food Drive presented by Affinity by Molina Healthcare on Wednesday, November 15 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Mets Team Store at K Korner at Citi Field. Mr. and Mrs. Met will make a special appearance between 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. New York Common Pantry will be the beneficiary of all donations.
While all types of canned and packaged goods are welcome, the most needed food 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, boxed grits, canned tuna, salmon or chicken, and powdered mashed potatoes. No glass containers, perishable or expired food items please.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). Fans will be limited to one ticket voucher.
New York Common Pantry 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, social services case management and nutrition education programs.
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. Lot A can be accessed by traveling to the intersection of Shea Road and Boat Basin Place, proceeding south towards Gate 8. Just before the gate, turn left and approach the guard booth where you will be directed to park in Lot A.
For fans taking public transportation, the Seaver Way sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians. Fans coming off the subway may walk through Lot G and along Seaver Way sidewalk to access the K Korner.
Please see the attached map and follow signs on site for more information.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15
Event Duration: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Media Window: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHO: Mr. and Mrs. Met will be in attendance from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Mets Team Store at K Korner at Citi Field
Media should park in Lot A and enter through the Mets Team Store at K Korner entrance. Lot A can be accessed by traveling to the intersection of Shea Road and Boat Basin Place, proceeding south towards Gate 8. Just before the gate, turn left and approach the guard booth where you will be directed to park in Lot A.
NOTES: Please RSVP to Katie Agostin via email at [email protected]. Visit mets.com/fooddrive for more information.
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