Orioles will host 25th annual food drive at Camden Yards July 15-17

The Orioles, along with the Orioles Wives, Orioles Advocates, WJZ-TV, and the Maryland Food Bank, will hold their 25th annual Food Drive at Oriole Park at Camden Yards this weekend, July 15-17, during the Orioles' series with the Cleveland Indians. Members of these groups will collect non-perishable food items and monetary donations from fans at each entrance from the time gates open until the middle of the second inning during games this weekend.

Items most needed at this time according to the Maryland Food Bank are peanut butter, canned chicken, canned tuna, oatmeal, breakfast cereals and canned fruits and vegetables. Both drives benefit soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters throughout Maryland .

During last year's Orioles Food Drive, more than 2,200 pounds of food and $19,500 in cash donations were collected.

For more information, please call 888-848-BIRD or visit www.oriolesreach.com.