Dayton, Ohio - Fifth Third Bank and the Dayton Dragons have teamed up to "Strike out Hunger" in the Miami Valley. Monday through Wednesday, May 4-6, volunteers will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable items on the plaza outside Fifth Third Field between 5:30-7:00pm. Community members are encouraged to bring out their donations and stay to watch the Dragons take on the Fort Wayne TinCaps. Game time is 7:00 p.m. each night.
Each person who donates will be entered into a raffle to win autographed Dragons prizes.
Fifth Third Bank and the Dayton Dragons have a goal of providing 530,000 meals to families in the Miami Valley in honor of Fifth Third Day, May 3. An estimated 50 million Americans, including one in five children, live in "food insecure" households, meaning they are not always sure where or when they will be getting their next meal. For the past 20 years, Fifth Third Bank has used their holiday to support the communities in which they operate.
"In 2015, Fifth Third Bank and our community partners are seeking to raise enough canned goods for 530,000 meals," Doug Compton, Fifth Third Bank's Dayton City Executive, said. "Here in Dayton, in collaboration with the Dragons, we hope to raise awareness of the number of families living in 'food insecure' households and the tremendous year-round mission of The FoodBank."
A full list of items The FoodBank, Inc. is especially in need of is below:
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Canned Fruit & Vegetables
- Pasta & Canned Sauce
- Rice & Beans
- Baking Mixes
- Canned Meat & Fish
Please visit daytondragons.com/strikeouthunger or the Dragons app for more information.
More Information: The Dayton Dragons are the Midwest League affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and play a 70-game home schedule at beautiful Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton, easily accessible from Interstate 75. Individuals and groups seeking information about Dayton Dragons group tickets, lawn tickets, the season ticket wait list, sponsorship opportunities or booking a Dragons speaker are encouraged to contact the Dragons by calling at (937) 228-2287, emailing at [email protected], or on the web at daytondragons.com.