Two Yankees Legends To Appear At Danbury Food Assistance Charity Event

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Yankees legends Mariano Rivera, left, and Bernie Williams will help raise funds for Pleasantville-based Hillside Food Outreach at a Danbury gala.
Yankees legends Mariano Rivera, left, and Bernie Williams will help raise funds for Pleasantville-based Hillside Food Outreach at a Danbury gala. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

DANBURY, Conn. -- A pair of New York Yankees legends will help "Speak Out Against Hunger" for Pleasantville-based Hillside Food Outreach's 12th annual dinner and auction on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.

The dinner and auction will benefit those living in poverty in Fairfield, Westchester and Putnam counties.

Former Yankees centerfielder Bernie Williams will host the event at the Matrix Conference and Banquet Center in Danbury. Recently retired relief pitcher Mariano Rivera is also slated to make an appearance.

Silent and live auctions will include sports memorabilia, dinners at area restaurants, trips and more. Williams will conclude the night with a performance with his jazz rock band.

Hillside Food Outreach was founded in 1993 originally to help housebound seniors who were struggling to get by on Social Security checks alone. Since then, the organization has grown and now bags and delivers monthly groceries to more than 2,1000 individuals living below the poverty line in Fairfield, Westchester and Putnam counties.

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available. Tickets are $250 each with sponsorships ranging from $10,000 to $50,000.

Call 914-747-0095 or 203-702-4881 for more information and to RSVP.

Click here to purchase tickets to the event.

The Matrix Conference and Banquet Center is at 39 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury.

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