Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Capital Area Food Bank Drive

This weekend at New Nationals Park fans can donate non-perishable food items to The Capital Area Food Bank. The annual drive to support those in need in the Washington, DC area. Donations will be accepted beginning 2 and 1/2 hours before the start of all three games with the Texas Rangers on June 20th, 21st & 22nd.

Volunteers will be on hand at The Centerfield Gate to receive and collect all items.

Here is The Official Press Release:

Washington Nationals Host Third Annual Thanksgiving in June Food Drive in Partnership with the Capital Area Food Bank

WHAT: The Washington Nationals will partner with the Capital Area Food Bank to collect non-perishable food items during their weekend series against the Texas Rangers.

Fans may donate items such as canned proteins, fruits and vegetables; pasta and sauces, soups, cereals, apple sauce, rice and flour. Volunteers will be stationed outside of the Nationals Park Center Field Gates beginning two and a half hours prior to game time and through the fourth inning. Volunteers will also be present at the Community Table, located inside the Center Field Gate, to distribute information regarding CAFB programs, volunteer opportunities and other ways to donate.

The Nationals have partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank five times over the past two and a half years to collect over 6,000 lbs of food benefiting residents living in the District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties in Maryland. Approximately 633,000 residents of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area are at risk of hunger; 200,000 of which are children.

WHO: Washington Nationals Capital Area Food Bank

WHEN: Washington Nationals vs. Texas Rangers

Day Time CF Gate Open

Friday, June 20 7:35pm 5:05pm

Saturday, June 21 7:10pm 4:40pm

Sunday, June 22 1:35pm 11:05am

WHERE: Nationals Park
1500 South Capitol St, SE Washington, DC 20003

Collection Bins will be located outside the Center Field Gate, on N Street and Half Street, SE

About Capital Area Food Bank

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest, public nonprofit hunger and nutrition education resource in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Each year the CAFB distributes 20 million pounds of food, including 6 million pounds of fresh produce, to over 700 partner agencies. The Capital Area Food Bank was founded on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, January 15, 1980.

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