In order to combat hunger within communities– especially in times of a global pandemic – Nigel Long, General Manager of Lexus of Manchester, has reintroduced Lexus' Strike Out Hunger Program on NESN.
Strike Out Hunger is a community-driven program designed to unite companies and individuals in order to alleviate hunger throughout eastern Massachusetts. Since 2016, Lexus has donated funds to the Greater Boston Food Bank every time the Boston Red Sox’s pitcher strikes out a hitter on the opposing team.
Due to a shortened 2020 MLB season, Lexus is doubling all donations from initially $50 to currently $100. In the last 48 games, Lexus has already donated $41,400 to help benefit the Greater Boston Food Bank.
"The Greater Boston Food Bank is such an important organization to our community," explained Nigel. "It serves over 190 cities and towns throughout eastern Massachusetts, and is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization."
This year’s program couldn’t have resurfaced at a more prominent time. With the rise of COVID cases and school closures, many children across the nation no longer have access to daily meals from schools, which, in many cases, is a child’s main food source.
Since the launch of the Strike Out Hunger program, the Greater Houston Food Bank has been able to successfully disperse nearly one million meals.
“I know it’s extremely important to the Lexus family and to the Boston community that nobody should really go hungry,” said Long.
For more information on how to donate or get involved in this year’s Strike Out Hunger program, visit The Greater Boston Food Bank.