12/08/08 6:55 PM EST
Yanks hosting 15th annual food drive
Partner Goya Foods will match pound-for-pound donations
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com
The event will take place Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, at Gate 2 of the old Yankee Stadium -- located on 161st Street, west of River Avenue. Any fan bringing 25 pounds of non-perishable food or making a $25 donation will receive a voucher good for two grandstand or bleacher tickets to a Monday-Thursday, non-premium, April or May 2009 home game at the new Yankee Stadium.
Fans who plan to drive to the stadium may pull up to Gate 2 and drop off their donation. Should excessive congestion necessitate parking, fans may do so in Lot 8 -- adjacent to the Stadium. Parking will be validated in the Yankee Stadium lobby.
Goya Foods will match all donations of food products pound-for-pound, guaranteeing a contribution of 20,000 pounds of Goya Food products. Fans should keep in mind that a substantial amount of Goya's contributions, however, will be rice, so those who attend are strongly encouraged to donate other types of Goya canned goods -- such as tomato sauce, vegetables and meats.
Alden Gonzalez is an associate reporter for MLB.com This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.