FLUSHING, N.Y., November 8, 2011 – The New York Mets, Goya Foods in celebration of their 75th anniversary, and City Harvest will host a Holiday Food Drive Thursday, November 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Citi Field. Fans can drop off their food donation at the City Harvest truck that will be parked in Lot G outside the Mets Team Store.
Fans donating 10 items or more of nonperishable nutritious food will receive a voucher redeemable for one pair of tickets to a select Mets game in April 2012. In addition, fans can show their voucher at the Mets Team Store at Citi Field to receive 15% off regularly priced merchandise. Season Ticket Holders who donate food can show their voucher and ID card to get 20% off regularly priced items. The discount will only be honored Thursday, November 17.
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.
Goya is donating 20,000 pounds of food to kick off the Food Drive. Fans dropping off food may park in Lot G on 126th Street between the Right Field Gate and Roosevelt Avenue.
About Goya: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures, packages and distributes over 1,600 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit www.goya.com.
About City Harvest: Now serving New York City for more than 25 years, City Harvest (www.cityharvest.org) is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 30 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to nearly 600 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of trucks and bikes as well as volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps over 300,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal.