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In addition to the work that Blue Jays players, coaches and staff do within the community, the organization is extremely proud of the Lady Jays and the time and effort they spend making Toronto a better place. Each year the Lady Jays support the following organizations:

Lady Jays Food Drive

Lady Jays Food Drive

On July 7, 8 and 9, the Lady Jays will be hosting the 33rd Annual Lady Jays Food Drive in support of Food Banks Canada. Fans entering the stadium on these days can donate non-perishable food items, as well as make a monetary donation at any gate of Rogers Centre. There will also be mystery bags for sale, which contains an autographed hat from a current player, coach or alumni. Fans attending the game will be able to purchase their mystery bags at Gates 3, 5/6 or 10/11. Once again for the 2017 season, the matching challenge is enthusiastically funded by the Sprott Foundation.

The 2016 Food Drive raised over $38,000 in monetary donations and saw fans donated over 4,465 pounds of food. The food donations are shared with Food Banks Canada's local Affiliate Member food bank: Daily Bread Food Bank. Daily Bread Food Bank supports approximately 170 member agencies that operate a variety of food relief programs across Toronto.

Last season, Sprott Foundation proudly matched all monetary donations collected throughout the weekend, doubling fans impact, making the total monetary donations to Food Banks Canada $76,000 to support their national programs.

The Lady Jays Food Drive is the Blue Jays' longest standing community initiative, and each year raises awareness about hunger and food bank use in Canada. In preparation for the weekend, the Lady Jays visited North York Harvest Food Bank on July 5 to learn about the operation, and to assist in sorting food at the facility. Food Banks Canada supports ten provincial associations and over 480 food banks nationally. Through Food Banks Canada's National Food Sharing System, every dollar raised helps to acquire and share $20 worth of food and consumer products with individuals who require assistance. Food Banks Canada' works to alleviate hunger today and prevent hunger tomorrow.

Any fans who wish to assist Canadians in need can do so by visiting foodbankscanada.ca or by visiting their local food bank to donate food, funds or volunteer their time.