ANAHEIM, CA – The Angels and Wells Fargo have announced plans for the 16th annual Angels Canned Food Drive, to be held Friday, July 20th through Sunday the 22nd at Angel Stadium. During the Angels’ weekend series vs. Texas, fans will have the opportunity to donate canned or non-perishable food and receive an Angels team photo and tickets to an upcoming Angels home game. The canned food drive will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
“We are thrilled to team up with Wells Fargo for the second year in a row on this event,” stated Angels Chairman Dennis Kuhl. “As members of our community, we have a responsibility to help those in need. This event allows everyone to get involved and give to those less fortunate than ourselves.”
From Friday, July 20th through Sunday the 22nd, volunteers from the Second Harvest Food Bank will have collection bins in front of the Home Plate Gate and inside Gates 1 and 4 starting two hours prior to game time through the second inning. On Friday, the Angels Wives will promote and participate in the drive at the Home Plate Gate. Fans will also have the opportunity to “stuff” the Wells Fargo Stage Coach with canned foods at the Home Plate Gate.
All donors will receive an Angels team photo. Fans that donate 10 or more canned food items or $10 or more will be entered to win autographed Angels items. The first 150 donors of $10 or 10 canned food items each day will also receive two tickets to an upcoming Angels home game. Additionally, for every dollar donated by Angels fans during the weekend’s drive, Wells Fargo will match their donation up to $5,000. All proceeds benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
“Adults and children in our communities still go to bed hungry every day. Wells Fargo’s partnership with the Angels will help build awareness of the growing need for donations and help feed Orange County’s hungry,” said Ben Alvarado, Orange County Coastal President. “Our local food banks are experiencing soaring demand for food while donations decline, so we are committed to working with the community to help.”