July 31st, 2014
July 31, 2014: Strike Out Hunger– Red Sox Wives team up with The Greater Boston Food Bank this Weekend
To help end hunger in the Bay State, the Red Sox Wives are teaming up with The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) for the 23rd annual Strike Out Hunger fundraiser this weekend at Fenway Park. Over the past two decades, the Red Sox Wives and fans have raised nearly $290,000 to help GBFB feed those in need
With this year’s goal to raise enough to provide 60,000 meals, they are asking fans to visit GBFB’s website to enter the VIP Raffle by August 11th for a chance to win four infield grandstand tickets for August 21st, a batting practice visit, a tour of Fenway Park, a welcome message on the scoreboard during the game, a gift bag and a photo in the Red Sox dugout. You can also make a donation to the cause online.
The Red Sox Wives and GBFB will also on hand this Friday and Saturday, August 1st and 2nd as the Red Sox take on the Yankees and fans are encouraged to stop by their tables and help Strike Out Hunger by donating $10 for an autographed photo of Red Sox players. For every $10 donation, GBFB can 30 provide meals to those in need! You can see Daniel Nava’s PSAs here and here for more information.
About the The Greater Boston Food Bank: (GBFB) is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. Last year, we distributed 48 million pounds of food, enough to provide healthy meals to as many as 545,000 people. We are committed to increasing our food distribution in 2014 to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to every person in need in eastern Massachusetts.
A member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, the Greater Boston Food Bank acquires food through food industry product donations, food drives and financial contributions that enable them to purchase additional high nutrient quality food, GBFB also benefits from the generosity of over 25,000 volunteers annually who help to sort and distribute donated food products. In addition they work to acquire, store, organize and distribute food through local food pantries, community meal programs, homeless and residential shelters, youth programs, senior centers, and day-care centers embedded in communities throughout the nine counties of eastern Massachusetts. GBFB’s food assistance locator provides an easy way for people in need to find help nearby. GBFB also distributes food directly to those in need through dedicated programs that serve particularly vulnerable groups, such as seniors and children.
Since 2009, GBFB has operated out of a state-of-the-art, 117,000 square foot food distribution facility, the Yawkey Distribution Center, located in the Newmarket section of Boston. For more information, check out their website.