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Royals partner with Rock and Wrap it Up!04/11/2008 1:42 PM ET
KANSAS CITY -- The Kansas City Royals will partner with the club's food service providers Aramark and Centerplate along with nationally known Rock and Wrap it Up! to help fight hunger in the Kansas City area. Through this partnership, the Royals will distribute excess food items from the concession stands and clubhouses at Kauffman Stadium during the 2008 season to Harvesters - the Community Food Network, a Kansas City food bank. "Rock and Wrap it Up! is proud to partner with the Kansas City Royals baseball team to help feed the hungry," said Syd Mandelbaum, the CEO and Founder of Rock and Wrap it Up! "By recovering concession and clubhouse food that is unsold and uneaten, the indigent of Kansas City will be fed. Greening efforts by the Royals and others partners we work with in MLB make us closer to healing our planet and feeding all who hunger." Launched in 2003, Rock and Wrap it Up! works with sports teams to help fight hunger in their respective communities by clubhouse and stadium food recovery. Pitcher Mike Maroth, who is currently with the Omaha Royals, and his wife, Brooke, began the program at Comerica Park in Detroit while Maroth was a member of the Tigers pitching staff. Since then, several Major League Baseball teams, including the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals, as well as other professional sports teams have committed to participating in the Rock and Wrap it Up! program.
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