Each year, Island Harvest Food Bank has hosted a major fundraising event at Citi Field to raise vital funds to put food on the plate to help those who are struggling with hunger.
While the start of the baseball season may be delayed, we all know that there’s no crying in baseball—and so Team Island Harvest decided to take a swing at something new for our Home Run to End Hunger event. This year, we are excited to be bringing the field and the fun directly to our generous supporters at home. With this virtual fundraiser, Team Island Harvest hopes to raise $100,000 towards our Emergency Response and Recovery Fund, an initiative put in place to help meet the increased need for food across Long Island during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the last several months, Team Island Harvest has been busy distributing meal boxes to Long Islanders affected by the outbreak. These meal boxes are specially-designed to accommodate the different needs of seniors, veterans, children, and families of varying sizes, and can provide food for up to 3-4 days. A $25 donation funds the purchase of one meal box.
This is where Team Island Harvest needs your help. To reach our $100,000 goal, we are asking Island Harvest fans to raise funds in support of our Emergency Response and Recovery Fund. The current public health crisis has made your support of our hunger-relief work more important than ever.
In addition, contributors to our hunger-relief efforts will be placed in the running for various exciting raffle gifts and prizes, including tickets to a 2021 NY Mets baseball game! In September, after the campaign has ended, Island Harvest Food Bank will hold a ticket drawing to announce the lucky winners.
The game may have changed, but our objective remains the same: feeding Long Islanders in need. This need is greater than ever due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and Team Island Harvest is asking for your help in order to purchase and distribute as many meal boxes as possible. Please join us for this exciting new fundraiser, and together, we will address the growing demand for food support in our communities during this unpresented time.
So batter up, and let’s play ball!