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Perdue And Shorebirds Team Up To Strike Out Hunger

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SALISBURY, Md. - If you're looking for something to do this evening -- why not head out to the shorebirds game and learn how you can help battle hunger on the eastern shore ---with the 3rd annual Strike Out Hunger Challenge.
   
"By sponsoring this event and issuing sort of, you know, the $15,000 challenge grant that turns into so many more meals, we're actually able to not only do more for the food banks, and do a lot more to fight hunger," says Joe Forsthoffer, Spokesperson for Perdue Farms.

Friday night, Perdue, The Delmarva Shorebirds, and three area food banks are kicking off the canned food drive. On Sunday home games, games families that donate food will get a discounted admissions ticket.

"You go buy a couple of cans of corn for a few dollars, you can get a 2 dollar general admission ticket. And we've been very fortunate the fans have provided tremendous support for it," says Shorebirds General Manager Chris Bitters.

The goal is to collect more than 10,000 meals, between food drives and volunteer efforts, by the end of the Shorebirds' season.

The challenge kicks off Friday, April 11 at 6:50pm, at Perdue stadium, right before the shorebirds host the Greensboro Grasshoppers.

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