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Dodgers, Angels players contribute to help childhood hunger during Covid-19 crisis

In conjunction with a Garth Brooks organization, players have helped to fund 4 million meals for students who rely on meals at schools, which are now closed because of the pandemic.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw and Angels Albert Pujols and Jason Castro are among the Major League ambassadors for an initiative that has raised nearly $1 million to provide meals for children impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Home Plate Project is a joint venture of Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids program and Big League Impact, which was founded by St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright. The organizations focus on children who rely on meals provided at schools, which are now closed because of the pandemic.

So far The Home Plate project has raised $937,100, which has helped to provide 4 million meals, according to the organization.

Each of the 30 major league teams is represented by at least one ambassador in the group.