Reds collecting canned goods for hungry

Published 9:16 pm Wednesday, June 20, 2018

CINCINNATI  — The Cincinnati Reds and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati are partnering to “Strike Out Hunger” across Greater Cincinnati by hosting a food donation drive when the Reds play the Chicago Cubs on Friday, June 22 (7:10 p.m.) and Saturday, June 23 (4:10 p.m.) at Great American Ball Park.
Fans who donate a minimum of three non-perishable food items will receive a free ticket to an upcoming Reds game, limit one ticket per person.
Donation hours are as follows:
• Friday, June 22 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, June 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Donation barrels will be located outside the ballpark’s main entrance on Crosley Terrace.
“Summer is a critical time for struggling families,” said Mike Dunn, Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati. “When schools are out, too many families must choose between buying groceries and paying their rent. This drive helps keep our food pantries stocked so families don’t have to make that choice.”
Thanks to the generosity of Reds fans at the 2017 “Strike Out Hunger” food drive, St. Vincent de Paul collected 9,000 pounds of food which provided more than 7,200 meals to struggling families in Cincinnati.
St. Vincent de Paul operates food pantries throughout Cincinnati, including the Edyth and Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry in the West End and nine neighborhood-based pantries.
To learn more about the Reds Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul, contact Reds Community Relations at 513-765-7000.
Special thanks to media partners WLWT-TV 5 and 700WLW for their continued support.

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