Marlins Host COVID-19 Food Drive-Thru on Jackie Robinson Day

Posted at 3:55 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 15:55:29-04

April 15 is Jackie Robinson Day and The Miami Marlins Foundation knocked it out of the park with some local acts of kindness! Not only are they commemorating the legendary player who broke baseball’s color barrier by helping South Floridians, but their help comes at a much-needed time due to COVID-19.

The Marlins Foundation gave away free meals in Liberty City during a drive-thru Food Distribution event. Together with Farm Share, they handed out 500 meals.

In addition to that, in partnership with Bridge to Hope, 25 families who attend KIPP Sunrise Academy in Liberty City also received meals.

Every MLB team wears number 42 to honor Robinson on every Jackie Robinson Day. And since the season is being postponed this year because of the Coronavirus the Marlins decided to honor Jackie by also helping the community through the crisis.

The Jackie Robinson Day events come after The Marlins Foundation recently worked with UHealth to cover the cost of meals to 1,500 medical staff workers in the University of Miami Healthcare System last week. Plus, the Marlins teamed up with World Red Eye and helped provide masks for frontline healthcare workers.