Yankees, Food Bank for NYC, NYPD partner to spread holiday cheer
The New York Yankees teamed up with the NYPD’s 44th Precinct and the Food Bank for NYC to hand out bags of groceries and toys to families just ahead of the holidays.
Hundreds of families lined up outside of the precinct to get a chance to see Santa and grab pantry items, produce and one toy per child.
Yankees general manager Aaron Boone says Walmart, the All Rise Foundation, and other organizations made the free toys possible. Boone joined volunteers to give out the goodies for the second year in a row.
“Just to be able to give back to this community at this holiday season time, and to be able to give them meals and vouchers is hopefully something that makes their Christmas season a little easier,” said Boone.
Around 500 families were served meals at the event and were also given a $25 food voucher to supermarkets in the community.