The New York Yankees weren’t the only ones who benefited from their win in the World Series last week. Many of the needy in New York did, too. On Nov. 10, workers from the Philadelphia Regional Produce Market delivered 10 tons of fruit and vegetables to the Food Bank for New York City. Why? They lost a bet.

Workers from both markets entered into a friendly wager on the World Series. The losing city had to donate and deliver food for the needy in the winning city. I’m sure the Philadelphia workers didn’t mind helping the needy, but there was one condition of the bet that probably stung. When they delivered the food, they had to wear Yankees jerseys. Ouch.

The story gets better. Even though the Yankees won, workers from New York chose to make a donation to Philadelphians and trucked 10 tons of their food to be donated to Philabundance. I love it.

The following video is from 6abc, a Philadelphia station that reported on the wager before the winners were known. 


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

World Series wager provides fresh produce for the needy
When market workers in New York and Philadelphia bet on the World Series, everybody wins.