Nats up to Bat to Strike Out Hunger - Capital Area Food Bank
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Nats up to Bat to Strike Out Hunger

By Nicole Durant June 7, 2010

Being the Volunteer Coordinator at one of the most popular volunteer stops in the DC Metro area can sometimes be a very overwhelming and demanding position to handle. However, there are also times when being the Volunteer Coordinator has a lot of good perks including opportunities to work with exciting people in the community. Last month I was awarded with one of those advantages when three Washington Nationals team players volunteered at the food bank with their wives for the Nationals annual community service kick-off event.

 For the second year in a row Nationals team player Will Nieves graced the food bank and brought along two of his teammates, Willie Harris and Alberto Gonzalez. The teammates assisted in packing 1,000 bags for our Weekend Bag program. The Weekend Bag program provides nutritious kid friendly meals to over 1,000 youth throughout the DC metro area. Determined to pack all the bags, the Nats players brought their skills and diligence off the field with them to the food bank. Although they joked and teased one another about who could pack their bags the quickest, these VIP volunteers were committed to their job and didn’t stop until it was complete. Just like on the baseball field, teamwork makes the dream work!

 Until, next year, the Food Bank waits eagerly for the Nationals exciting return.