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WHEN: Friday, July 26 (Donations accepted starting at 5 p.m.)
Saturday, July 26 (Donations accepted starting at 2 p.m.)
WHERE: Outside of the gates to Fenway Park
WHAT: Bring $10 or 10 non-perishable food items to receive
an autographed photo of your favorite Red Sox player.

red sox wives' food driveThe Boston Red Sox and their families are among The Greater Boston Food Bank's biggest boosters. Every summer for the last 16 years, the Red Sox Wives have held their annual Can & Cash Drive.

The Red Sox Wives are gearing up for their 17th annual Can & Cash Drive for the hungry which will take place during two Red Sox home games against the New York Yankees in July. For two hours prior to games, The Red Sox Wives will give an autographed picture of a Red Sox player (while supplies last) to fans that bring $10 or 10 non-perishable food items. The wives will be greeting the fans who make donations at Fenway Park's gates.

"We know we speak for many of the thousands of people we serve each year, when we thank the Red Sox Wives, the players and their loyal fans for playing a crucial role in getting quality food to the people who need it most," said Catherine D'Amato, President and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank. "Last year Karen Varitek, Kristin Mirabelli, Shonda Schilling, and Dawn Timlin were among the Red Sox Wives who collected donations and handed out autographed photos of the players. We look forward to another successful event this year."

For more information on how you can help, visit the Greater Boston Food Bank website at www.gbfb.org.

The Best Foods to Donate
Fruit & Vegetable Group
5-9 choices
Choose canned or dry fruits and vegetables in an array of colors to ensure consumption of a variety of vitamins and minerals.
  • Canned vegetables
  • Vegetable juice
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tomato juice
  • Tomato sauce
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Canned fruit (in its own juice)
  • Fruit juice (100%)
  • Dried fruit
  • Shelf-stable fruit cups
Protein Group
2-3 choices
Choose canned lean meats as a good source of low-fat protein and canned or dry beans as a good source of fiber.
  • Canned tuna fish
  • Canned salmon
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned bean soup
  • Canned baked beans
  • Dried and canned beans and peas
  • Canned chili
  • Canned beef stew
  • Peanut butter
  • Nuts
Milk Group
2-3 choices
Choose shelf-stable low-fat dairy products fortified with vitamin D.
  • Dry milk
  • Evaporated milk
  • Boxed shelf-stable milk
Grain Group
3-5 choices
Choose non-perishable whole grains as often as you can for maximum nutritional value.
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole grain crackers
  • All types of pasta
  • Low sugar / high fiber cereal (Cheerios®, Raisin Bran®, etc.)
  • Cream Of Wheat®
  • Whole grain rice