Social Responsibility

The New York Yankees are committed to supporting community-based organizations that provide positive social outlets for New York City youth.

New York Yankees Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Formalized in September of 2020 and announced in February of 2021, the New York Yankees Diversity and Inclusion Committee is dedicated to identifying, engaging, and addressing issues related to equality, racial justice, and inclusivity. The creation of this group was the result of an extended period of planning and collaboration with community leaders and within the Yankees organization to determine the appropriate framework for imparting meaningful and long-lasting change. Precipitated by the profound impact of senseless tragedies in communities throughout our nation, this Committee’s mission focuses on identifying and combating disparities and systemic inequities that obstruct socioeconomic fairness and progress for marginalized groups.

The Committee is comprised of a dedicated and diverse network of Yankees staff members, on-field personnel, alumni, and outside community leaders and business partners. The shared goal has been to identify ways to combine resources and utilize the panel’s various prominent public platforms to address and eradicate barriers that impede access, diversity, inclusion, and opportunity for our neighbors around Yankee Stadium and in the larger metropolitan community.

Bronx Community Clean-Up Series

The Yankees again partnered with the Sanitation Foundation, the New York City Department of Sanitation, the Bronx Borough President’s office and Amazon on a Bronx Community Clean-Up Series that ran from July through August. The initiative aimed to help fight litter during the summer months by incentivizing local residents to help clean up their local communities on designated days in a competition-style format. Each volunteer also received a voucher valid for two tickets to a select Yankees 2022 home game. Overall, 430 volunteers gathered at various locations in the Bronx, combining to collect a total of 5,368 lbs. of trash.

In addition, the winning team from the Morris Park section of the Bronx (collected 1,590 lbs. of trash) was recognized and welcomed at Yankee Stadium in a suite space on September 10, where they enjoyed the Yankees-Rays game.

Food Bank for NYC Monthly Pop-Up Food Distribution Events

The Yankees and the Food Bank for New York City continued their longstanding partnership by assisting Bronx residents facing heightened food insecurities in these challenging times via monthly “pop-up” food distributions at Yankee Stadium. The distributions — which began in May of 2021 — provide 500 families per month with access to shelf stable food items and fresh produce.

Judge’s Chambers Recognition Program

Throughout the 2022 regular season, the Yankees continued to recognize individuals who have dedicated their lives to making a difference in the community. Guests included personnel in the health, education, and social responsibility fields, among others.

New York Yankees and New Settlement Gun Violence Prevention in the Bronx

The Yankees partnered with New Settlement in support of the Bronx-wide Gun Violence Prevention Initiative. New Settlement is a Bronx nonprofit organization that aims to break systemic barriers, advance justice, promote leadership and strengthen neighborhoods in the borough. In 2021-22 rising gun violence has continued to impact communities throughout New York City, but none more deeply than in the Bronx. With responsive funding and support from New York State, New Settlement became the lead agency of a Bronx-wide Gun Violence Prevention Initiative. In the past year New Settlement and their two program partners, Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club and the Northwest Bronx YMCA, have worked in partnership to create enriching program activities for over 600 Bronx youth, ages 12-24, who reside in the zip codes plagued with elevated levels of gun violence. Their youth engagement programs are inspiring the young men and women to make positive life choices, serve as positive role models and become the change agents we need to inspire peace in their communities.

Holiday Cheer

In celebration of the holiday season, the Yankees spread holiday cheer to their neighbors.

Thanksgiving Food Voucher Giveaway

The Yankees and Krasdale Foods teamed up once again to hold a Thanksgiving Food Voucher Giveaway. Several thousand food vouchers were distributed at Yankee Stadium on November 17, 2022, to Bronx residents to assist local families in preparing their Thanksgiving meals.

Thanksgiving Meal Distribution

The Yankees, Legends Hospitality and the Supportive Children's Advocacy Network New York collaborated to host a traditional Thanksgiving Feast on November 18, 2022, for several hundred local residents at the Rev. T. Wendell Foster Recreation Center, across the street from Yankee Stadium.

Annual Holiday Food Drive

The Yankees partnered with members of the Bronx Clergy to host their annual Holiday Food Drive on December 7, 2022. In association with Krasdale Foods, approximately 100,000 pounds of food was collected and distributed to families in need throughout the Bronx. In addition, over 4,000 food vouchers were allocated to Bronx residents for redemption at local C-Town or Bravo Supermarkets to assist with the expenses related to preparing a holiday meal.

Winter Wonderland

Yankee Stadium’s Great Hall was transformed into the North Pole for the New York Yankees’ 13th annual Winter Wonderland on Friday, December 16, 2022. Back in-person for the first time since 2019, the event treated several thousand local youth to a holiday extravaganza complete with holiday decorations, festive music, food and drinks, Santa Claus handing out gifts, and caroling by the Renaissance Youth Center Choir.

In association with Walmart and other generous supporters of the New York Yankees, approximately 3,000 toys were gifted to local youth through the event. Another 4,000 toys were then given directly to local community partners to distribute throughout the holiday season.

Food and Toy Distribution at the NYPD 44th Precinct

The New York Yankees, NYPD’s 44th Precinct and the Food Bank For New York City held a special “pop-up” food and toy distribution at the 44th Precinct with the help and support of Yankees Manager Aaron Boone.

The “pop-up” food distributions have been a monthly staple at Yankee Stadium since May 2021 — providing 500 families per month with access to shelf stable food items and fresh produce. Those who received groceries also received a $25 food voucher along with a holiday toy to provide to a young member of the family.


Introduced in 2009, the Yankees' HOPE Week initiative (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) is rooted in the fundamental belief that acts of goodwill provide hope and encouragement to more than just the recipient of the gesture.