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River Bandits and Bush’s Beans Team Up Against Hunger

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July 23, 2018
Davenport, Iowa – The Quad Cities River Bandits and BUSH’S® Beans are working with River Bend Food Bank to “Team Up Against Hunger.” In its second year, this program encourages fans to bring non-perishable food donations to Modern Woodmen Park and, in turn, fans will receive one (1) undated General Admission Voucher for every ten (10) non-perishable food items donated. Donations will be accepted at the R.I.A. Federal Credit Union Guest Services desk during games, as well as the front desk at Modern Woodmen Park during regular business hours. Items encouraged include canned fruit, canned meats, tuna, peanut butter, soups, stews, chili, and cereal.
 
Ninety Minor League Baseball™(MiLB) clubs across the country will “Team Up Against Hunger” throughout the month of July. The month is significant as it marks the middle of summer break and a crucial time when millions of children are not receiving free or reduced-price meals at their schools as they do when school is in session.
 
“We are honored to partner with BUSH’S Beans and River Bend Food Bank to bring the issue of hunger to light using our MiLB platform,” said River Bandits General Manager Andrew Chesser. “This is one great way to bring the community together to show that we are united in the fight against hunger in the Quad Cities.”
 
“As a family-owned food company, it is important to everyone at BUSH’S to help hungry families,” said Mike Morris, consumer experience manager at Bush Brothers & Co. “Working with Minor League Baseball and communities nationwide helps bring attention and action to a very important topic – beating hunger.”
 
River Bend Food Bank leads the community-wide effort to end hunger in eastern Iowa and western Illinois by serving a 23-county area. Every $1 donated to River Bend Food Bank provides 5 meals for hungry people.
 
About Minor League Baseball: Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball® clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2017, Minor League Baseball attracted 41.8 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information visit MiLB.com.
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About BUSH’S Beans: BUSH’S® Beans are “The Official Beans of Minor League Baseball™.” BUSH'S® is all about family, friends that feel like family, and a certain Secret Family Recipe. When you enjoy our beans (doesn't matter if they're Baked Beans, black beans, pinto beans, great northern beans...you get the picture), you can trust that they're the very best. Because we wouldn't serve your family anything less. Since we got our start more than 100 years ago in Chestnut Hill, Tenn., BUSH'S® has always maintained that quality is the best policy. We pursue excellence and exceptional taste in our beans, sauces and everything we do. That's why, from mouthwatering Baked Beans to satisfying bean recipes, you're cooking up the best with BUSH'S BEST®. For more information, visit www.bushbeans.com, like them on Facebook or follow BUSH’S® Beans on Instagram and Twitter.
 
About the River Bandits: 2018 marks the River Bandits’ sixth year as the Single-A affiliate of the World Series champion Houston Astros and tenth anniversary season since regaining the River Bandits moniker, which in 2015 was voted a top-8 nickname in all of Minor League Baseball. The River Bandits anchor the Quad Cities sports market, which The Sports Business Journal named the top minor league sports market in the country in 2015 and second-best minor league market in its 2017 follow-up ranking. The River Bandits’ charitable donations reached nearly $600,000 in 2017, including a $100,000 cash donation to Genesis Health Systems, an all-time record. In 2015 and again in 2017, the River Bandits earned Ballpark Digest’s award for “Best Charitable Works” in Minor League Baseball, the only club to win that coveted award twice. For more informationvisit www.riverbandits.com or contact Andrew Chesser at (563) 324-3000.

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