Giants Reliever Jeremy Affeldt Helps the Poor in EPA

Affeldt: "This is what community's all about."

Affeldt earned a ring in both 2010 and 2012. (Photo Credit: Jeremy Affeldt’s Blog)
Affeldt earned a ring in both 2010 and 2012. (Photo Credit: Jeremy Affeldt’s Blog)

Our beautiful weekend weather lured plenty of people outdoors to pursue their favorite sports—from jogging to cycling.

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Jeremy Affeldt spent his Saturday inside—packaging food for the poor at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in East Palo Alto.

He was joined by hundreds of people filling containers with rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutrient powder. Their goal was daunting—to package 250,000 meals.

The packages will go to Bay Area food banks and to a food program in Guatamala.

Affeldt told MLB.com, "This is what community's all about. This is what I look to. This is how I see society becoming great, when you have a community of people that doesn't care about race or financial situations. They just get together and try to do something good and abolish things that are going on. Right now, it's hunger."

Affeldt’s other causes include fighting human trafficking, promoting youth ministry and raising funds for Bryan Stow’s care.


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