Red Sox Wives Holding Can and Cash Drive at Fenway This Weekend


Jul 24, 2009

Red Sox Wives Holding Can and Cash Drive at Fenway This Weekend The wives of the Red Sox are once again teaming up with the Greater Boston Food Bank for the 18th annual Can and Cash Drive, which will be held at Fenway Park on Friday and Saturday night.

Fans attending the games can donate canned food items or make a cash donation at any Fenway Park gate.

Aside from helping a worthy cause, there will be an added incentive for fans to donate. From two hours prior to the game until the second inning, fans who donate $10 or 10 canned goods will receive an autographed photo of a Red Sox player, while supplies last. The wives will be at the gates to greet fans and thank them for their generosity.

Preferred items are tuna fish, peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, red and brown beans and juice boxes.

Last year, the event raised $19,000 and 6,000 pounds of food in two days. In the program's history, it has raised $170,000 and more than 145,000 pounds of food.

The Greater Boston Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in New England, distributing roughly 30 million pounds of food products throughout eastern Massachusetts. For every $1 donated to the organization, the food bank distributes $4 worth of food.

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