A three-day food drive will begin Friday at Angel Stadium, where fans will have the chance to hit, pitch and catch balls and visit the Angels clubhouse in exchange for donations of food or money for the poor.
For every three cans of food or $2 donated, people will get to stand at home plate and swing at balls thrown by a pitching machine. There is a 20-pitch maximum per person.
A donation of two canned food items or $1 will allow fans to throw pitches in the bullpen.
A $25 donation will give individuals the chance to catch baseballs in the outfield for 15 minutes.
Bats, balls and helmets will be provided.
Tours of the Angels clubhouse will be provided for a $10 donation.
All proceeds collected during the 12th annual Thanksgiving Holiday Canned Food Drive conducted by the groundskeepers for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County in its fight against hunger during the holiday season.
The drive will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting. Participants can enter the stadium through Gate No. 1 and proceed to the field level.
People who can’t attend but want to make a monetary donation may send checks to Second Harvest Food Bank, 8014 Marine Way, Irvine, Calif. 92618, or visit its website at www.feedoc.org.