Pirates do a little more than baseball business

From Mirror reports

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the roster move of seven players down to Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday for whenever the 2020 season starts.

Starting the season on the Indians roster will be Jason Martin (OF), Cole Tucker (INF), Ke’Bryan Hayes (INF), along with pitchers Geoff Hartlieb, Sam Howard, Yacksel Rios and Edgar Santana.

In other news, the organization also announced a $50,000 donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to support multiple food distribution events to help ensure the needs of local families are met during the current coronavirus crisis.

The mission of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is to feed people in need and mobilize in the community to eliminate hunger. For every dollar raised, the Food Bank is able to provide five meals to those in need. This $50,000 donation is equivalent to 250,000 meals distributed to help the more than 110,000 people served monthly throughout southwestern Pennsylvania.

“Much like our healthcare workers and first responders, the people of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank are the everyday heroes within our community. We are proud to partner with them to ensure that families and children have the food they need in this time of crisis,” said Travis Williams, Pirates President. “We all need to rally in support of one another and do whatever we can to help. We will get through this together.”

Accoarding to the CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, the Pirates have always been there when help was needed.

“Every time the Food Bank needs help, Bob Nutting and the Pirates organization always answer the call,” said Lisa Scales president and CEO of the food bank. “Due to the dramatic increase in need, the Food Bank is transforming our operations to ensure we can serve the community and keep people safe during the crisis. Financial donations are most critical at this time.”

Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 that distributes more than 35 million meals annually throughout a network of nearly 400-member agencies across 11 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania. Please visit pittsburghfoodbank.org to make a financial distribution today to help during this time of crisis.

On Monday, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association announced they have teamed up to help two national food distribution groups with a combined $1 million donation that will be split evenly between Feeding America and Meals on Wheels America.


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