The New York Mets Give Back to the Community


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New York Mets

In early 2017, Daniel Pezzola graduated with a bachelor of arts from The Catholic University of America. He then worked for Washingtonville Pharmacy before he started a year of service with FrancisCorps, a social services organization based in Syracuse, New York. In his free time, Daniel Pezzola follows professional baseball as an avid supporter of the New York Mets.

In an effort to give back to the community that supports the team, the New York Mets organization oversees a variety of outreach programs. Each year, the Mets host an annual coat drive and holiday events benefiting those in need.

The team also hosts a yearly Summer Food Drive to collect nonperishable food items for local hunger-relief organizations. In 2017, Mets fans donated more than six tons of food during the event.

The Mets other community service programs include Mets Bike Build, which provides bicycles to children in underserved New York communities. Over the past four years, the Mets have partnered with Bloomberg L.P. to build and distribute more than 3,000 bikes. To learn more about the New York Mets suite of community programs, visit

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