Five non-profit organizations, including MLB's official charity, The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, March of Dimes, Turn 2 Foundation and Good Sports will be allocated tickets for purchase to enhance their fundraising efforts.After the All-Star Game Gala and All-Star Pre-Game Celebration, MLB is donating perishable food to three local food banks in the community. Food Runners, a local food collection volunteer service, will be one of the recipients of the donations. Food Runners delivers more than 10 tons of leftover food each week from catered events to local soup kitchens. Volunteers pick up concessions-generated food that was prepared but not served and deliver it to the hungry. Food Runners San Francisco delivers 2,000 meals a day that would otherwise be thrown out. The St. Anthony's Foundation Dining Room will be another recipient of donations. The Dining Room offers meals to the hungry and serves over 2,600 meals per day. It's open 365 days a year and has been operating since 1950. Glide also will be a recipient of the food donations. Glide provides three meals a day, 365 days a year to San Francisco's poor, homeless and hungry. Meals are monitored by a licensed nutritionist who advises program management on menu planning and content. Glide serves more than 1,000,000 meals per year. MLB and the Giants will donate almost $4 million of the net proceeds from the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day on Monday to local and national charities. Some of the organizations that will receive contributions from MLB include: The Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Boys Hope Girls Hope, National Recreation and Park Association, the Jackie Robinson Foundation, Roberto Clemente Sports City and the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The Giants will use proceeds from Gatorade All-Star Workout Day to support projects such as the Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point renovation, a field renovation in the Mission District and a Jackie Robinson Foundation scholar.
Christie Cowles is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.