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Turkey Giveaway

The Mets hosted their fifth annual Turkey Giveaway in partnership with uber in advance of Thanksgiving, distributing 800 turkeys throughout the five boroughs and Long Island to help families in need. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen and Manager Mickey Callaway and Mets employees went door to door in Corona and Richmond Hill delivering turkeys and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner for 25 families. Meanwhile, Seth Lugo and his wife, Amanda, gave out turkeys at Agape Food Rescue in Brooklyn. Mets employees also volunteered to hand out turkeys at various locations throughout the city.

Kids Holiday Party

The Mets hosted 125 children from Queens elementary schools for the annual Kids Holiday party at Citi Field. The festivities included lunch, games and holiday performances from each school. Brandon Nimmo donned the Santa suit for the second year in a row. He was joined by Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz and Corey Oswalt who served as elves and handed out presents to the children. The Mets partnered with P.S. 171, P.S. 112, P.S. 76, P.S. 151, and P.S. 40 to select students for the party.

Coat Drive

Amed Rosario lent a hand at the annual Mets "Warm-Up" Holiday Coat Drive presented by United Healthcare and benefitting New York Cares. Fans brought more than 1,200 coats to help those in need. Fans who donated received a pair of tickets to a Mets game.

Food Drive

The Mets and Hain Celestial teamed up for the annual Food Drive benefiting the Mary Brennan Inn, a hunger-relief organization based in Hempstead, Long Island. Fans who donated at least 10 non-perishable items received a voucher good for two tickets to a Mets home game in 2018. The drive generated more than 2,300 pounds of food, enough to stock the pantry for three weeks.