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3/13/2013 11:55 A.M. ET

Orioles and Orioles Reach host third annual food drive

Event to be held at Ed Smith Stadium this Friday

The Orioles and OriolesREACH, along with All Faiths Food Bank and media partner the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, will host the third annual Food Drive at Ed Smith Stadium this Friday, March 15. Fans attending the 1:05 p.m. game against the Boston Red Sox are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items with them for donation to the All Faiths Food Bank. In addition to food items, the Orioles will also collect monetary donations at ballpark entry gates.

All Faiths Food Bank gathers and, in co-operation with 160 partner agencies, distributes food to more than 7,100 people weekly in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. The past two food drives at Ed Smith Stadium collected over 2,000 pounds of food and $2,400 in cash donations for hungry people in the local community.

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