The New York Yankees franchise is doing its share to help alleviate the shortage of food at food banks around New York City this holiday season, and the group is looking to fans for help.

If you’re a Yankees fan and you live within a reasonable distance of Yankee Stadium, you can get two free tickets to a Yankees game during the 2011 season. Bring 30 pounds of nonperishable food on Dec. 16 to Gate 2 at Yankee Stadium between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets will be limited to the first 100,000 pounds of food donated.

According to The Village Voice, donations of bottled water or rice do not count toward the 30-pound total. (It seems in the past that people went heavy on the heaviest items.)

I enjoy watching the Yankees play because of Derek Jeter. He plays like he knows how good he has it. He’s a grown man, playing ball for a living and living the dream of half of the 10-year-old boys in the country. He seems grateful that he gets to do it. At least, that’s how I interpret his enthusiasm.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

New York Yankees sponsor holiday food drive
Donate 30 pounds of nonperishable food at Yankee Stadium and receive two tickets for the upcoming season.