Nationals Players and First Ladies Volunteer with the Capital Area Food Bank's "Weekend Bag" Program

Courtesy of the Washington Nationals | 5/5/2010, 12:28 p.m.
Washington Nationals Players Alberto Gonzalez, Willie Harris, Wil Nieves and their...

Washington Nationals Players Alberto Gonzalez, Willie Harris, Wil Nieves and their wives- the First Ladies - will visit the Capital Area Food Bank on Thursday, May 6 in advance of the Nationals upcoming Food Drive. The players and First Ladies will pack meals for the Capital Area Food Bank's Weekend Bag program, a service that provides weekly bags of food to 900 children who do not have access to school meals.

The volunteer effort will help promote the Nationals Annual Food Drive, scheduled for May 22 and May 23 at Nationals Park when the Baltimore Orioles come to town for the "Battle of the Beltways." Fans may donate non-perishable food items at the Center Field Gates from the time gates open through the 4th inning.
WHO: Infielder Alberto Gonzalez & Elaine Gonzalez
Outfielder Willie Harris& Trey Harris
Catcher Wil Nieves & Yormarie Nieves

WHEN: Thursday, May 6

TIME: 11:30am - 1:00pm

WHERE: Capital Area Food Bank, 645 Taylor Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017

The Capital Area Food Bank, a member of Feeding America, is the Washington, D.C. metro area's hub for food sourcing, distribution and nutrition education - serving over 478,000 people through 700 nonprofit partner agencies.

In addition to food distribution, the food bank provides nutrition education and skill-building courses; develops solutions through advocacy; and creates sustainability through community outreach and education for those struggling with hunger. The Capital Area Food Bank has served the National Capital Region over 30 years.

For more information on hunger, visit our website at CapitalAreaFoodBank.org.