Seattle Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales joins effort to feed families during pandemic

Seattle Mariners pitcher Marco Gonzales joins effort to feed families during pandemic
Marco Gonzales (center) and his wife, Monica (right), started a fundraising effort to make 400,000 peanut butter sandwiches for families in Washington. They were joined by Marco’s brother Alex (left). (Ben VanHouten/Seattle Mariners /Ben VanHouten/Seattle Mariners)

SEATTLE — Seattle Mariners Pitcher Marco Gonzales is joining the fight to feed people during the COVID-19 crisis.

Gonzales and his wife, Monica, started a fundraising effort to make 400,000 peanut butter sandwiches for families in Washington.

“It’s important to step up and be involved in our community, to put some action behind our words. The things we’ve supported and been advocates of, it’s important for us to lead by example and be out here doing the work,” said Gonzales.

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The fundraising drive is supported by the Seattle Mariners and Northwest Ford Dealers, and they are partnering with Northwest Harvest to provide the food to families.

The goal for the drive is $40,000. The Gonzales’ will match a portion of the donations. Mariners Care, the team’s nonprofit foundation, will also match a portion of donations.

The drive runs from Friday through May 31. For more information or how to get involved in the efforts, click here.