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K-Mets ticket deal helps Goodwill, Second Harvest

Staff reports • Aug 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Mets and Goodwill Industries of Tenneva are encouraging the community to come out for the final Family Night at Hunter Wright Stadium this season to take advantage of a special ticket offer and help others in the area at the same time.

On Monday, anyone who makes a donation to either Second Harvest Food Bank or Goodwill will be able to buy one general admission ticket and get one free.

“We are excited to partner with the K-Mets and Second Harvest Food Bank for this special evening,” said Morris Baker, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Tenneva. “We encourage folks to bring food donations to help us support the great work that Second Harvest Food Bank does to help feed those who are hungry in our region.”

YOU CAN HELP SECOND HARVEST, TOO

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee is asking the community to donate on the final Family Night.

“There is an urgent need for food donations right now. We sincerely appreciate the Kingsport Mets and Goodwill for including Second Harvest in the activities this year and for their dedication to helping solve hunger,” said Second Harvest Executive Director Rhonda Chafin.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee feeds approximately 40,000 people each month. Some of the most needed items include peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce (in a can), canned soup, canned chicken, dry beans, and cereal.

Goodwill donations will be used to help local people who need jobs and job training. Goodwill can accept most items. Please check www.goodwilltnva.org or call (423) 245-0600 with any questions regarding items that can be donated.

Donations will be collected at the Goodwill truck in front of Hunter Wright Stadium and at Second Harvest Food bins beginning at 5:30 p.m. through the second inning of the game on Aug. 26.

For more information on the K-Mets and Monday night Family Nights, go to www.kmets.com.

ABOUT SECOND HARVEST

Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee feeds the hungry by securing donations of food from national and local manufacturers, grocers and individuals and redistributing them to qualified nonprofit charities and through food bank programs that feed the hungry in an eight-county region of Northeast Tennessee composed of Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Washington and Unicoi. The food bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Kingsport and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest food bank network.

ABOUT GOODWILL

Goodwill Industries of Tenneva operates 14 retail locations throughout a 17-county service area, from Southwest Virginia to East Tennessee. Goodwill is a social enterprise nonprofit organization, whose mission is to provide access to employment services for people with challenges to successful employment. For more information, call (423) 245.0600 or visit www.goodwilltnva.org.

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