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Royals Wives Food Drive set for May 30
05/23/2008 2:09 PM ET
KANSAS CITY -- Royals Wives will be hosting the 26th Annual Royals Wives Food Drive to benefit Harvesters - the Community Food Network of Kansas City - and St. James Place in Kansas City, Mo., on Friday, May 30 prior to the club's series opener against the Cleveland Indians set for 7:10 p.m.

Royals Wives will be collecting "kid-friendly" non-perishable food items for Harvesters and cash donations for St. James Place at Gates A and B of Kauffman Stadium from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Suggested food items for donation include peanut butter and canned soups, pastas, and canned fruits and vegetables. Fans should refrain from bringing glass containers.

Former Royals pitcher Dan Quisenberry and his wife, Janie Quisenberry Stone, started the Royals Wives Food Drive in 1983.

In conjunction with the food drive, Royals Wives will hold a premier silent auction during the Royals-Minnesota Twins game on Thursday, May 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. behind sections 101 and 102 at Kauffman Stadium. The auction will feature one-of-a-kind memorabilia. Fans can also purchase $20 grab bags that feature baseballs autographed by select Royals players. Proceeds from this event will benefit St. James Place.

Harvesters, Kansas City's only food bank, has been working to eliminate hunger in the Kansas City metropolitan area since 1979. A vital resource for the city, Harvesters can provide five meals with every $1 donation it receives.

St. James Place is a soup kitchen and food pantry that along with its sister site, the Bishop Sullivan Center, serves 1,200 to 1,400 area families each month including 200 to 250 people every Monday through Friday at the soup kitchen.

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