Knoxville-based BUSH’S Beans teamed up with Minor League Baseball for the “Team Up Against Hunger” July food drive that benefitted Feeding America and other local food banks. The drive’s five tons of donations provided 9,000 meals for families in need across 35 states.
Food drives typically slow down in the summer months, when families may need it the most, due to the lack of school-provided meals. BUSH’S Beans encouraged fans to bring non-perishable food items to select MiLB games, offering free tickets to those who donated.
Ninety MiLB teams participated in the drive with BUSH’S, including the company’s hometown team, the Tennessee Smokies.