June 12th, 2010
On Friday and Saturday, July 30 & 31st, the Red Sox wives will hold their 17th Annual Can & Cash Drive.
Benefiting The Greater Boston Food Bank, the ladies, assisted by volunteers from the food bank, will collect 10 non-perishable food items or a $10 donation. Donations can be made up to 2 hours before each game, through the 1st inning. In exchange for your generosity, you will receive an autographed photo of a Red Sox player, handed out by one of the Red Sox Wives.
Can’t make the game, or don’t have a ticket? You can still participate, as the event will take place right outside the gates. On Friday, you can drop your donation off from 5-7:30pm, and on Saturday, from 2-4:30pm…
In 2009, the event raised $25,961.85 (enough for 53,741 meals) and 5,550 pounds of food from Red Sox fans, and since its inception, the Can & Cash Drive has raised approximately $196,000 in cash donations and collected more than 150,000 pounds of food.
The Food Bank’s focus this year is on securing nutrient-rich foods, such as canned lean meats, peanut butter, canned or dry beans, canned or dry fruits and vegetables, non-perishable whole grains, and shelf-stable dairy products. A complete list of suggested foods can be found online here…
About the Greater Boston Food Bank: The largest hunger-relief organization in New England and one of the largest food banks in the country, The Food Bank annually distributes more than 31 million pounds of food and grocery products to a network of nearly 600 member shelters, food pantries and soup kitchens, and feeds more than 394,000 people in nine eastern Massachusetts counties serving over 190 communities.
Founded in 1981, and benefiting from the service of approximately 14,000 volunteers, The Greater Boston Food Bank is a member of Feeding America – the largest hunger-relief organization in the nation.
Due to increased demand from a sharp rise in the number of Massachusetts residents needing assistance, The Food Bank recently moved to a new, 117,000 square-foot, energy-efficient facility – the Yawkey Distribution Center. Designed by Tom Sieniewicz of Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, this new distribution center will allow The Food Bank to significantly increase its distribution over the next 15 years to eventually accommodate 50 million pounds of food and grocery products annually.
For more information about The Greater Boston Food Bank, go here…