Citi, the New York Mets and the Mets Alumni Association were on hand Monday prior to the series opener against the Atlanta Braves in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda to help fight hunger in our area.
As part of the initiative, over 75 Citi volunteers and the Mets were on hand along with City Harvest to repackage over 25,000 pounds of sweet potatoes. Members of the Mets Alumni Association Rusty Staub and John Franco were also in attendance to aid in the effort. The repackaged potatoes will go to families in need throughout New York City.
The Mets Alumni Association Presented by Citi was created in 2010 to expand financial inclusion and economic empowerment in local communities while honoring Mets history. In partnership with Citi Community Development and local non-profit organizations, former Mets players participate in various special events such as this throughout the year as part of this initiative.