The Minnesota Twins and partner Delaware North Companies Sportservice today announced they have donated 12,495 pounds of food to local charities during the 2012 season. Through a partnership with Rock and Wrap It Up! Inc., representatives from Joseph’s Storehouse in Brooklyn Park boxed up all prepared but untouched meals at Target Field, donating the unused food from Target Field to local charities.
“The Twins are proud of our continued relationship with Rock and Wrap It Up! and we look forward to working with them in the future,” said Bryan Donaldson, Director of Community Relations for the Minnesota Twins. “Not only does the food go toward a good cause, but it no longer needs to be otherwise disposed of, reducing our overall waste at Target Field.”
In 2012, the Twins donated more than 30,000 hot dogs and brats, more than 5,000 hamburgers and more than 2,000 chicken breasts, totaling more than six tons of food for local charities.
Rock and Wrap It Up! Inc. , an award-winning anti-poverty think tank, works with 60 professional sports franchises along with various entertainment groups, hotels, and schools to donate unused food and other assets. This food then goes to support over 43,000 agencies in North America. Since the organization’s inception in 1991, they have collected over 750 million pounds of food that would have otherwise gone to waste and they have fed more than 577 million people.
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