http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20121105&content_id=40176284&vkey=news_nym&c_id=nym "Mets to team with City Harvest for Sandy food drive"
NEW YORK -- In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Mets and City Harvest will hold a food drive on Nov. 14 to benefit New Yorkers in need.
Fans can drop off their donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET at Citi Field's Hodges VIP entrance next to the team store. Those who donate 10 or more nonperishable items will receive a voucher redeemable for one pair of tickets to a select game in April 2013. Fans dropping off food may park in Lot G on 126th Street between the Right Field Gate and Roosevelt Avenue.
Donors will also receive 15 percent off select merchandise at the team store, valid only next Wednesday. Season-ticket holders who donate will receive a 20-percent discount at the store.
Among the most-needed items are canned fruit and vegetables, plastic jars of peanut butter, packages of hot or cold cereal and packages of macaroni and cheese. The drive will not accept unlabeled, expired or dented cans, any open packages, products that need to be refrigerated or homemade products." Hope as many of you as possible will do your part for hungry NY storm victims.
Hey, thats a good deal...and a win win.
Cue the disparaging Wilpon comments.
..and who drops off expired or open items????
>>..and who drops off expired or open items????<<
Those lines are long, and some people get hungry.
Well I did the same, I donated without getting free tix. That really wasn't the point.
I don't think it's pure in it's sincerity from the Wilpons. It's hard to believe anything is. For example, if the team was good and demand was high I don't think they'd be giving away those same tickets. And I don't think the same people that had no problem leaving families without their savings in the scheme really have a problem seeing innocent people in trouble.
I have and will donate what's feasible for me...but not through them.
That's may be true but as you say, it's hardly relevant to what the Wilpons are doing for storm relief.
And overall they are charitable people. The storm has brung out the best in everybody and it's a reminder that the Wilpons arent all bad.