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BANK ON IT: Food Bank For New York City's Blog

Root for the Yankees & the Food Bank

by Brian Pham

It was a rainy day, especially at 6:00 am. However, that did not stop almost twenty Food Bank volunteers from traveling up to an hour and a half to support us on the CBS Early Show and root for the Yankees as they headed into game one of the World Series!

The Food Bank was on the show last week because the Hunts Point Produce Co-operative Market — part of the largest wholesale food market in the world, located here in the Bronx — has issued a friendly wager with the Philadelphia Regional Produce Market over who will clinch the World Series.

If the Yankees win, the Philadelphia market will donate an entire truck load (10 tons) of produce to the Food Bank For New York City! And, if the Phillies win, the Hunts Point Market will donate the same to Philabundance, Philadelphia’s local food bank— so (sports fandom aside) this is really a win-win situation for hunger relief.

Not that we really need a new reason to cheer, but here in New York this is another great reason to root for the home team. And now that the series stands at Yanks-3, Phillies-1, tonight's game could clinch it for New York. Go Yankees!

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