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Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee and Mr. Met lend a hand in food drive

The Mets teamed up with City Harvest on Wednesday for a food drive at Citi Field that helped New Yorkers in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The drive helped collect canned foods and other non-perishable items to be distributed to those in need following one of the worst storms to hit the New York metropolitan area in years.

Pitchers Dillon Gee and Bobby Parnell attended the drive to lend a helping hand and meet fans that donated to the cause. Even Mr. Met got in on the action and did his part, and fans that donated at least 10 items were rewarded with tickets to a Mets game next season.

City Harvest has been making emergency food drop-offs to different parts of New York following the hurricane, along with soup kitchens and food pantries. You can learn more about the work they do here

-- Andrew Harts / MLB.com