Jemile Weeks, one of the top rookies in the American League this past season, and Bishop O'Dowd High School graduate and former University of California pitcher Tyson Ross joined the Alameda County Community Food Bank in Oakland for a holiday food and fund drive on Wednesday, November 30.
The first 150 people who made a minimum donation of 10 non-perishable food items or $20 received an autographed photo card from both the A's second baseman and starting pitcher.
This food drive continues the A's long-time partnership with the Alameda County Community Food Bank. During the 2011 season, the A's collected more than $7,500 and 2,500 pounds of food as a part of Food Bank Wednesdays at the Oakland Coliseum. Started in 2007, this program asks fans to make a donation of five food items or $5 at Wednesday home games in exchange for a ticket voucher for a future A's game.