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O's hosting Thanksgiving food drive at Ed Smith

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BALTIMORE -- The Orioles will begin the holiday giving season by teaming up with the Mayors' Feed the Hungry program to collect and distribute food to help people in need in the O's spring home of Sarasota, Fla.

Beginning on Monday, the Orioles will collect nonperishable food items at Ed Smith Stadium, and they will host the charity's Thanksgiving Sorting Day at the ballpark on Friday, Nov. 17. Nonperishable food items can be dropped off on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m ET. The collection station is located inside Cafe 54 on Euclid Avenue. The stadium will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day.

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles will begin the holiday giving season by teaming up with the Mayors' Feed the Hungry program to collect and distribute food to help people in need in the O's spring home of Sarasota, Fla.

Beginning on Monday, the Orioles will collect nonperishable food items at Ed Smith Stadium, and they will host the charity's Thanksgiving Sorting Day at the ballpark on Friday, Nov. 17. Nonperishable food items can be dropped off on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m ET. The collection station is located inside Cafe 54 on Euclid Avenue. The stadium will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day.

"Partnering with the Mayors' Feed the Hungry Program has become an important tradition for our organization, which has a long-standing commitment to fighting hunger, not just locally in Sarasota but also regionally throughout the Mid-Atlantic and internationally through a variety of partnerships," said David Rovine, the vice president of the Orioles-Sarasota. "We encourage local residents to participate in this important program by bringing nonperishable food items to Ed Smith Stadium and by volunteering to help sort donations. Together, we can help improve the lives of families in need throughout the Sarasota area."

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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