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Mets and City Harvest to hold annual food drive at Citi Field Nov. 12


FLUSHING, N.Y. - The New York Mets today announced they are teaming up with City Harvest for their annual food drive to benefit New Yorkers in need Tuesday, November 12 at Citi Field.

Mr. and Mrs. Met will help spread the word about the record demand for emergency food in New York City by participating in a GrowNYC Greenmarket food rescue at Union Square this afternoon.

Fans donating 10 items or more of nonperishable nutritious food at the food drive will receive a voucher for one pair of tickets to a select Mets game in April 2014. Donors will also receive 15% off select merchandise at the Mets Team Store at Citi Field Tuesday, November 12 only. Season Ticket Holders who donate food and show their Season Ticket Holder ID card will receive 20% off that day only.

Among the items most needed are: canned fruit and vegetables, plastic jars of peanut butter, packages of hot or cold cereal, and packages of macaroni and cheese. Items that will not be accepted are: unlabeled, expired, or dented cans; any open packaging; products that need to be refrigerated; or homemade products.

Fans can drop off their food donation inside the Mets Team Store adjacent to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. Fans may park in Lot G on 126th Street between the Right Field Gate and Roosevelt Avenue.

The Mets and City Harvest have partnered on a multitude of initiatives including "Feeding the Big Apple" presented by The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. a season-long hunger relief initiative that included food drives and produce repacks. As part of the 2013 All-Star Game Legacy Projects, the Mets and Major League Baseball donated funds to support City Harvest's fleet of refrigerated trucks that were damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

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