KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s a bit of friendly competition going on for a good cause.
Harvesters and the Kansas City Royals have teamed up to take on Second Harvest Heartland and the Minnesota Twins to fight summer hunger in their respective communities in the Step Up to the Plate challenge from July 9-22.
According to the Step Up to the Plate site, 21 million children across the U.S. receive free or reduced-cost lunches during the school year. During the summer months, only 3.9 million of those kids continue to have access to those meals.
The competition’s goal is to raise more than $30,000 and provide 100,000 meals in each community — and beat the other city, of course.
Friendly mayoral wager
Jacob Frey, the mayor of Minneapolis, tweeted at Mayor Sly James about the challenge. James added a wager to the competition involving the two MLB teams.