The Amazin’ Mets Foundation distributed 5,000 turkeys to those in need across all five boroughs as part of their seventh annual Turkey Giveaway. Mets Front Office staff were joined by Mr. Met and volunteered at each of the five borough community sites to distribute the turkeys.
To support the MetsGiving Turkey Giveaway, the Amazin’ Mets Foundation generously funded holiday grants to The River Fund and New Immigrant Community Empowerment in Queens, Part of the Solution and the HopeLine in the Bronx, New York Common Pantry in Manhattan, Alliance for Coney Island, The Child Center of NY and Agape Food Rescue in Brooklyn and Project Hospitality in Staten Island.
Kids Holiday Party
The Mets brought their Kids Holiday Parties on the road this year and visited three community sites in Queens and Brooklyn. More than 200 students were celebrating the holiday season when Mr. and Mrs. Met and Mets staff surprised the kids with presents in hand at Commonpoint Queens, the Child Center of NY and Flushing YMCA.
To add to the festivities, the Mets provided Mets-themed decorations for the community sites and the children enjoyed a pizza lunch, participated in Mets trivia games and received Mets promotional items.
Mets fans donated 1,823 coats during the 15th Annual Warm Up Holiday Coat Drive with New York Cares. The coats were distributed by the River Fund NY to their clients in Queens. Fans who donated a new or gently used winter coat received a voucher for a pair of Mets tickets to a future Mets home game.
The Mets hosted their annual Off-Season Food Drive benefiting New York Common Pantry, one of the largest community-based food pantries that focuses on underserved communities throughout New York City. Fans who donated at least 10 non-perishable items received a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a Mets home game in 2022. Mets fans donated almost 9,400 pounds of food, which New York Common Pantry distributed to their clients for several weeks throughout the holiday season.
To support this year’s Off-Season Food Drive, the Amazin’ Mets Foundation funded a grant to New York Common Pantry, as they work towards the reduction of hunger and food insecurity through an array of programs that function to establish long-term independence for those they serve. Their whole-person approach includes services such as fresh food pantry packages, hot meals, supplemental food for seniors, connection to resources and live healthy programs.