Astros hosting food drive for Houston-area flood victims on upcoming homestand

The Astros will do what they can to help Houston flood victims starting tonight at Minute Maid Park. 

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The Houston Astros are returning home this weekend, and they’ll do their part to help those affected by the terrible floods that have struck the Houston area over the past few days.

After manager A.J. Hinch sent his message of support to victims of the flooding, the Astros are taking things a step further: a food drive will be implemented in time for Friday night’s game with the Chicago White Sox and will run until the homestand ends on June 4th. 

Astros fans heading out to Minute Maid Park for any games against the White Sox and Baltimore Orioles are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items for donation. 

From the Astros’ press release

Items most needed include: protein items; canned tuna or chicken packed in water; cleaning supplies; canned stews and pasta/meat; peanut butter; packages of dry beans; canned fruits in light syrup; 100 percent juice cans or boxes; canned vegetables, tomatoes or tomato sauce; soups with meat and/or beans; cereals and cereal bars easy on sugar and fat; pasta, spaghetti, macaroni and noodles.

Additionally, the Astros Foundation will also sponsor a fundraising raffle giving fans the opportunity to donate money in exchange for a chance to win game-used memorabilia and other Astros prizes. 

(h/t MLB.com)