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DUCKS/LONG ISLAND CARES ANNOUNCE FOOD DRIVE SERIES

Join the fight against hunger on Long Island

(Central Islip, N.Y., April 1, 2014) – The Long Island Ducks today announced that they have teamed up once again with Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank in 2014. For the fifth consecutive year, the Ducks will host food drives during all Sunday home games to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity in local communities.

"This is an outstanding opportunity for our organization to continue our partnership with the Long Island Ducks and to reach even more people who might want to help us in our efforts to feed and support our neighbors in need," said Executive Director of Long Island Cares, Inc. Paule Patcher. "We are extremely grateful to the Ducks' management for sharing our vision by offering us so many opportunities to increase public awareness about hunger in our region that continues to be felt by more than 320,000 people in our local communities."

Fans are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items to every Sunday home game at Bethpage Ballpark during the 2014 season. Items can be placed in the collection bins located outside the ballpark. The following is a list of dates and game times for the 11 food drives that are scheduled for this year:

May 4 - 1:35 p.m. vs. York Revolution
May 18 - 1:35 p.m. vs. Camden Riversharks
June 1 - 1:35 p.m. vs. Somerset Patriots
June 22 - 1:35 p.m. vs. Sugar Land Skeeters
July 6 - 5:05 p.m. vs. Camden Riversharks
July 20 - 5:05 p.m. vs. York Revolution
August 3 - 5:05 p.m. vs. York Revolution
August 17 - 5:05 p.m. vs. Somerset Patriots
August 24 - 5:05 p.m. vs. Somerset Patriots
August 31 - 5:05 p.m. vs. Camden Riversharks
September 21 - 1:35 p.m. vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs


These food drives have raised thousands of pounds of food every season. Additionally, they have attracted new volunteers to the regional food bank and hunger assistance organization founded by the late Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter and social activist Harry Chapin.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit www.liducks.com.

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