Make plans to bring cans of food and other non-perishables during the Fifth Third Bank Food Drive, taking place Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5. Collection boxes will be readily available at all ballpark entrances. The donated food will be distributed locally to the Cherry Street Mission.
Fifth Third chose the food drive as this year’s national service project in honor of Fifth Third Day which occurs annually on May 3. For the second year in a row, Fifth Third Day celebrations will be dedicated to fighting hunger across the Fifth Third Bank footprint. Each of the 48 Fifth Third Bank locations in the Toledo Region will also be focused on “Feeding Our Communities,” by collecting non-perishable food items in the banking centers. The goal of Fifth Third is to provide at least 155,000 meals throughout all the regions served in honor of Fifth Third’s 155th anniversary.
Fans attending the Mud Hens home games on Thursday through Sunday of this week (May 2 – 5, 2013) are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the ballpark. Boxes will be readily available at all entrances and donations will remain in the local community.
Suggested non-perishable food donations include: Peanut butter, pancake mixes and syrup, canned fruits, pastas, canned vegetables, powdered milk, cereals, spaghetti sauce, instant potatoes, soups, Jell-O and pudding.
For 65 years, Cherry Street Mission Ministries has served the homeless and poor. Today, in addition to meeting people’s critical basic needs, Cherry Street empowers them to break the bonds of homelessness and poverty and build new lives for themselves.
This article originally appeared on the official website of the Toledo Mud Hens. Click here to view the original story.