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Fans encouraged to donate food and ‘Strike Out Hunger’ on Friday and Saturday 

May 28, 2019

The Cincinnati Reds and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati are partnering to “Strike Out Hunger” across Greater Cincinnati by hosting a food donation drive when the Reds play the Washington Nationals on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at Great American Ball Park. Fans who

The Cincinnati Reds and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati are partnering to “Strike Out Hunger” across Greater Cincinnati by hosting a food donation drive when the Reds play the Washington Nationals on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at Great American Ball Park.

Fans who donate a minimum of three non-perishable food items will receive a free ticket to an upcoming Reds game, limit one ticket per person.

Donation barrels will be located outside the ballpark’s main entrance on Crosley Terrace at the following times:

Friday, May 31 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Reds vs. Nationals, 7:10 p.m.)

Saturday, June 1 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Reds vs. Nationals, 4:10 p.m.)

“Summer is a critical time for struggling families,” said Mike Dunn, Executive Director, St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati. “When schools are out, too many families must choose between buying groceries and paying their rent. This drive helps keep our food pantries stocked so families don’t have to make that choice.”

Thanks to the generosity of Reds fans at the 2018 “Strike Out Hunger” food drive, St. Vincent de Paul collected 6,650 pounds of food which provided more than 5,320 meals to struggling families in Cincinnati.

St. Vincent de Paul operates food pantries throughout Cincinnati, including the Edyth and Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry in the West End and nine neighborhood-based pantries.

Special thanks to media partners WLWT-TV 5 and 700WLW for their continued support.

To learn more about the Reds Food Drive for St. Vincent de Paul, contact Reds Community Relations at 513-765-7018.