Jumbo Shrimp help package 50,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger

Club's front office volunteers at Maxwell House at packaging event

By Scott Kornberg / Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp | October 17, 2019 10:57 AM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Members of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp's front office volunteered at Maxwell House Wednesday to help package 50,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger's packaging event.

 

"We are thankful to have been included in such a great event," said Jumbo Shrimp Director of Community Relations Andrea Williams. "We're proud to partner with our neighbors at the Maxwell House to be able to do something so impactful! At our very core, we strive to be great community stewards and give back to a community that gives us so much."

 

Over two hours, the Jumbo Shrimp packaged meals of 23 essential vitamins and nutrients, vegetables, soy protein and white rice. The event was the first in the offseason for the club's annual #ShrimpService.

 

Rise Against Hunger supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to end hunger by 2030. The organization works in four focus areas as its Pathways to End Hunger: Nourishing Lives, Empowering Communities, Responding to Emergencies and Growing the Movement.

 

ABOUT THE JUMBO SHRIMP: The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp offer affordable family fun at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Their inaugural season garnered the Southern League's Don Mincher Organization of the Year, Promotional Trophy and Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year, won by General Manager Harold Craw. The club added its second Promotional Trophy in three years following the 2019 season. To experience the excitement with the terrific value of ticket and group options, call the Jumbo Shrimp at (904) 358-2846 or visit www.jaxshrimp.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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