The New York Yankees may be months from playing at Yankee Stadium, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t being put to good use. Yankee’s general manager Brian Cashman is again bringing attention to the nation’s homeless youth by sleeping in the field at Yankee Stadium.
Cashman is known for doing good for many charities and causes. Cashman slept on the field Thursday night at Yankee Stadium in support of The Covenant House nonprofit. The entire New York Yankee organization is fully supportive of the Bronx and New York communities. Covenant House is one of Brian Cashman’s favorite causes.
Covenant House provides housing and supportive services to youth facing homelessness. We help young people transform their lives and put them on a path to independence.
“Although COVID-19 safety considerations limited what wecould do in-person at Yankee Stadium, we have found analternative way to have the same positive effect asin prior years of the voucher giveaway. We thank our partner KrasdaleFoods for their tremendous supportand deeply appreciate the devoted work of the Food Bank of New York ingetting these vouchers into thehands of those in need.““The holiday season is already one of the toughest times of the year for struggling New Yorkers who feeladded pressure to provide meals for their families — the COVID-19 pandemic has onlymade this worse,” saidJanis Robinson, Vice President of Institutions and Partnerships at Food Bank For New York City. “Everymeal counts, and we are truly gratefulfor the support of the New York Yankees and Krasdale Foods in helpingus provide New Yorkers in need all of the items necessary for a holiday feast this year.”