The Mets and Hain Celestial are teaming up with City Harvest on the Mets Food Drive to help alleviate hunger throughout the New York area. Fans donating at least five non-perishable items will receive a voucher for two tickets to select September Mets home games plus coupons provided by Hain Celestial.
Volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items two hours before each game through the first inning Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 11, 12 and 13.
The Mets Food Drive will also raise awareness about the increased need for hunger relief in New York City. More than two million residents are facing hunger each year, a number that has climbed since November when households saw a decrease in food stamp allowances, according to City Harvest.
Wives of Mets players are supporting the cause by serving in television public service announcements airing on SNY about the Mets Food Drive and volunteering to collect food at Citi Field during the weekend of the food drive.